The Democrats don’t have a viable candidate to go up against Trump in the 2024 race for the White House.
They know they can’t beat Trump so they have to just bar him from running for office and establish a one-party rule.
Trump Tuesday night announced a White House bid for 2024.
Trump impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) on Tuesday wrote a letter to other Democrat lawmakers claiming Trump has “forfeited his right to ever hold federal office again for leading an insurrection against the United States.”
Cicilline cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and argued that Trump incited an “insurrection” on January 6, 2021.
Fox News reported:
One of the House Democrats who led the second impeachment effort against former President Trump is rallying support in Congress for a bill to bar Trump from holding public office again.
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., on Tuesday sent a letter to his Democratic colleagues arguing that Trump has “forfeited his right to ever hold federal office again for leading an insurrection against the United States.” He asked for co-sponsors on legislation that would prevent Trump from holding public office again under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Cicilline, who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., named as an impeachment manager after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, accused Trump of instigating an “insurrection” against the government and argued the Constitution bars him from becoming president again.
He cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was written in the 1860s to prevent former U.S. officials who joined the Confederacy during the Civil War from occupying positions in the federal government.
“This language in our Constitution clearly intended to bar insurrectionists from holding high office in the United States,” Cicilline wrote. “Given the proof – demonstrated through the January 6th Committee Hearings, the 2021 impeachment trial, and other reporting – that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection on Jan. 6 with the intention of overturning the lawful 2020 election results, I have drafted legislation that would prevent Donald Trump from holding public office again under the 14th Amendment.”