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Jan. 6 panel member floats 14th Amendment as way to bar Trump from holding office


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Washington Examiner

Neither of Donald Trump's impeachment trials led to his conviction, which would have prevented him from returning to the White House. Rep. Jamie Raskin has another idea on how to bar the former president.

Raskin suggested that the constitutional provision preventing those who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding office may prevent Trump from becoming president for a second, nonconsecutive term. Having lost to President Joe Biden in 2020, Trump is eligible for another White House term. Polls show him the clear favorite to win the 2024 Republican nomination if he runs.


The Maryland Democrat said the prohibition on holding office again could also apply to some current Republican members of Congress, who, like Trump, are being scrutinized for their actions on Jan. 6.

“If they're people who did participate in insurrection, or rebellion, they are constitutionally barred from holding federal or state office again,” Raskin, a member of the House select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, told reporters last week.:snip:

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