Reich: Use 14th Amendment to Disqualify Trump from Running

Reich: Use 14th Amendment to Disqualify Trump from Running

June 12, 2023

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich wrote Sunday on Facebook that former President Trump should be disqualified from running again, not just because of his indictment, but under the Fourteenth Amendment.

“Not only should Trump be prosecuted,” Reich wrote, “but Section 3 of the 14th Amendment clearly bars anyone from holding office who has ‘engaged in insurrection’ against the United States of America. He should be disqualified from running for president. It’s that simple.”

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment reads:

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.

The term “insurrection or rebellion” in this case refers to the false Democrat claim that Trump is guilty of “insurrection” for the Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.

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