Cicilline Tries to Permanently Bar Trump from Office Over Jan. 6

Cicilline Tries to Permanently Bar Trump from Office Over Jan. 6

November 17, 2022

In a letter circulated on Tuesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) sought to round up support to permanently bar former President Trump from reelection.

Falsely accusing Trump of citing an insurrection, the anti-Trump hysteric Cicilline cited the Fourteenth Amendment in the Constitution as the basis for preventing Trump from ever governing again.

“This language in our Constitution clearly intended to bar insurrectionists from holding high office in the United States,” the letter reads. “Given the proof — demonstrated through the January 6th Committee Hearings, the 2021 impeachment trials, and other reporting — that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection on January 6th 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 Fourteen Amendment.”

Cicilline’s letter did not mention that Trump was acquitted in the 2021 Senate impeachment trial. It also failed to mention that the January 6 Committee has not even alleged that Trump committed insurrection. Indeed, Trump asked protestors on January 6 to march “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol. Cicilline’s letter ignored this also.

Nevertheless, Cicilline claimed his proposed legislation “details testimony and evidence demonstrating how Donald Trump engaged in insurrection against the United States.”

Fact check: there was no attempted insurrection on January 6, 2020.

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