Radical Republicans Reach Out From the Grave: Congress Must Expel Some Members and Punish States
The 14th Amendment gives us tools that haven't been used in over a century
Four days after President Donald Trump and several members of Congress incited an angry mob to attack the Capitol and overturn an election he'd lost by over 7 million votes, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a note
to her Democratic colleagues.
She called for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, to begin a new impeachment process, and wrapped the memo up by saying "Your views on the 25th Amendment, 14th Amendment Section 3, and impeachment are valued as we continue."
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Hour Two: Radical Republicans Reach Out From the Grave: Congress Must Expel Some Members and Punish States. The 14th Amendment gives us tools that haven't been used in over a century...
Article: "H. Res. 25
" Directing the Committee on Ethics to investigate, and issue a report on, whether any and all actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress who sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution or the Rules of the House of Representatives, and should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives.
Law: "13th Amendment
", December 6, 1865. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Law: "14th Amendment
, July 9, 1868 (citizenship, representatives, public debt, Equal Protection Clause)
Law: "15th Amendment
", February 3, 1870 "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
Law: "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."
" - 14th Amendment section 3
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