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Time to Reconsider the 14th Amendment for Trump’s Role in the Insurrection

By: WVBR February 11, 2021 no comments

Time to Reconsider the 14th Amendment for Trump’s Role in the Insurrection

Today, Jim Wagstaffe published his views on how constitutionally to proceed after the conclusion of Trump’s second impeachment. The article, published by Just Security, notes:

In baseball parlance, there is no such thing here as a “moral victory” no matter how much those who vote for Trump’s conviction will say they “scored some runs” in their losing effort by putting Trump’s picture on a twice-impeached presidential trading card.  Now don’t get me wrong, holding Trump accountable, this time for his calculated campaign to incite violence and disrupt our democratic institutions, is an inherently laudable goal. But such a pyrrhic pursuit ignores a better strategy  in this constitutional game: call for a Senate resolution – on a majority vote – that Trump’s misconduct violates the broader terms in section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The full article is available on Just Security’s website.