One of the things we bring up repeatedly on this site is the 14th Amendment, specifically Section 3. It has very specific qualifications about who may hold office in our government, either at a national or state level.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
There is mounting evidence that the former guy is guilty of insurrection in attempting to overturn a duly performed election, and one that he unquestionably lost.
But in a new level of crazy—even for Trump—in Texas this past Saturday he said that if elected to a new term as president, he would consider pardoning those prosecuted for attacking the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 last year.
We really need to wrap our heads around how far gone this guy is. On the verge of being indicted for a variety of federal and state crimes ranging from financial fraud to election tampering, he is campaigning for the office we as a nation just fired him from. Audacity does not come close to describing what’s going on here.
He already has a history of causing violence and advocating white supremacy—violent white supremacists and Neo-Nazis are his core supporters after all. Now he’s calling for “demonstrations” in New York, Atlanta and Washington, the venues of his upcoming indictments.
“If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors do anything wrong or corrupt, we are going to have in this country the biggest protests we have ever had.”
It is kind of a sick joke, but par for Trump, that he attempts to paint the prosecutors investigating him with his own brush.
But remember, “protests” in this guy’s mind are riots. He is clearly calling for violence from his fanboys.
And where are the majority of the “rule of law” Republicans in all this? Cheering him on, clearing ignoring the Constitution they have sworn to uphold and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Actually, by taking any actions in support of Trump, these same office holders have disqualified themselves from office. It says so in the 14th.
How about ending this long charade by upholding this basic law of the land.