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Schumer, Knowing Impeachment Will Fail, Considers Another Way to Punish Trump

In comments to reporters on Thursday, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made it clear that Democrats will continue to haunt and pursue former President Donald Trump even if impeachment fails, as it surely will. Knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will be impossible to convince 67 senators to convict Trump on the spurious charges of incitement, Schumer suggested Thursday that they might be able to use the Constitution to do what the trial will not: Keep Trump from ever running for president again.

From Fox News:

Democratic senators have discussed in recent weeks that if they cannot secure the 67 votes needed to convict Trump — and bar him from holding office in a subsequent simple-majority vote — that they might invoke the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to do the same.

Schumer, D-N.Y., was asked about the possibility in a press conference ahead of the impeachment trial proceedings Thursday.

“We’re first going to finish the impeachment trial and then Democrats will get together and discuss where we go next,” Schumer replied.

He’d also praised the case made by the House impeachment managers Wednesday and that he is “hopeful it will change minds. It’s hard to look at that and not see the gravity of what happened.”

These are not the first murmurings Democrats have made about using the 14th Amendment to keep Trump out of public office. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has been pushing for this remedy, and last month, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said he was interested in the possibility as well.

“What Senator Kaine is talking about is a censure resolution that would also specifically include the elements of the 14th Amendment that lead to disqualification from future office,” Coons said. “That’s intriguing to me and something I’m willing to look at the bottom line here is we have to deliver accountability for the events of January 6.”

According to the 14th Amendment, anyone who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States may be barred by Congress from ever holding public office again. It was passed to keep former Confederates from serving in government in the years after the Civil War.

It’s a mighty stretch to conclude that Trump’s speech on January 6th puts him in the same category as Confederate rebels, but it’s pretty much in line with the thinking of the modern Democratic Party.

Boy, they are really scared of this guy…

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  1. I would rather see Tim Kaine Removed. I live in Virginia and I will Say Kaine is a Loser, also Warner and Northam. All three need to be Removed.

      • If you haven’t learned by now it’s too late. Nothing sent in an email, snail mail letter or Tweet or any of the other social media nonsense ever gets in front of today’s politicians. They all have a staff of cheap high school kids to censor what they see. If there is a single word that is on their “naughty list” found on the document by a “scanner” the document is trashed. Politicians don’t want to hear from us. All they want is our money to help them keep their jobs. Nothing else interests them. You might have better luck going directly to their office but even that most often won’t be allowed. Your only hope is to get out and form a group of like minded voters to un-elect them. It is very hard to do but miracles do happen. Good luck.

  2. I think the more the Democrats rile against Trump the stronger they make him! The American public can easily see that the entire drive of the Democrat Party is devoted to the anti Trump movement and are getting very tired of the failure of the Democrats to move on and actually do the business of the country!

    I predict hat if they continue this avenue they will not only suffer massive losses on 22 but will also lose in 24, they apparently have no idea of what is going on in the rest of the country, they only see what they want to see on the East and west coast which is a very limited reality of the rest of the country!

  3. The Republicans should be invoking the 14th Amendment of the Constitution against the Democratic Party for their part in backing, financing, arming, protecting and bailing out these BLM/Antifa Terrorists with their violence where so many Americans were Assaulted, Rapped, Burned out (homes and business) and Murdered and we the people hold the democrats totally and completely responsible for these crimes since they did nothing to stop them but cheered them on.

  4. The Democrats seem to think that they’re about the law president Donald Trum is not guilty of any of the things you’re trying to pull on them the Democrats continue to waste taxpayers money on their own personal vendetta we’re getting back that the sword and want to use is a double edged charges that they want to bring against Donald Trump however in their case they have committed he’s crimes they’ve on video of telling people to attack their Republicans at their homes at their place of business at restaurants and that theaters in their own homes they’re very charges they fabricated against President Donald Trump he seem to have forgotten that China Joel Harris the bimbo and Nancy pelosi The Hangout dried up old bag and Chuck scummer pencil neck of vulture can be impeached and the 14th amendment definitely applies they all have made the remark but they do not want to stop until they get what they want basically telling the American taxpayers to f*** off they don’t care what it cost the country or what it cost the American people because they’re going to throw their baby fit until they get what they want

      • Daniel kania do you have anything worthwhile to add or are you busy pretending to have value as a corrupt communist school teacher?

        Just wondering?

    • Mr. Garland, I agree with you and since I have been a registered Democrat all of my adult life, It find them like a spoiled children acting out to hurt anyone in their way. I wish that there was an Attorney or a Law firm that would take the Democratic Party, starting with Senator Schumer, and Pelosi to court as they played a part in the sham Russian investigation that cost us Twenty Eight Million Dollars only to find it was a hoax. Then Ms. Pelosi pushed two impeachment’s bot of which were a waste of time and MONEY. I’m sure that when someone begins to push one of them more truth will come out. and it will be more damaging to both of them

  5. Lawlessness and disorder is Democratic demonology sense of reality . There all in on dividing America and I’m for that divide America 50 50 democrates from Republicans slice America in half and get your asses out.

      • I think Chuck just talking to him is enough punishment to president trump and the entire country.

        However I want them to continue with their nonsensical fiddling becuae no one is watching the cash registrar and briben biden is quickly putting us into an economic depression that the liberal.policies and ideas can not get us out of.

        It ensures a republican win in 2022.

  6. The Democrats are acting like a Communist Government. We the people need to let them know that this has to stop. Each and every American has the responsibility to defend the Constitution of the United States. What happened at the Capitol Building was more caused by the Democrats that have refused to enforce out laws and allowed the areas of unrest become a standard of living. Now that the Democrats want to continue that unrest by trying to damage a man that did more for EVERY American than any President in the last thirty years.

    Write to your Congressional Senators and Representatives and tell them to stop.

    • Chuckle tried that twice and trump said no. No means no. Chuckle needs to stop being so date rapey. ..come on man! No means no.

      I thoughtvliberals use to push that saying. Now you liberals are voting for rapists and pedophiles.

      How uncivilized

  7. These radicals will stop at nothing. THEY are the ones who should also be impeached and removed from office for inciting the “peaceful protests” (aka rioters, arsonists, looters) in Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago last spring and summer. These dolts called them “peaceful” protests! Peaceful, my a$$! Schumer, Pelosi, Waters, Pressley, Markey, the so-called “squad” all encouraged people to “get in their faces and make them uncomfortable” when coming across members of the other side. These people are absolutely despicable.

    • Did you hear the list of hateful awful stuff those disgusting liberal / democrat people said. The list that got played at the impeachment was unbelievable. Pelosi, waters and schiff were some of the worst

  8. I think Chuck just talking to him is enough punishment to president trump and the entire country.

    However I want them to continue with their nonsensical fiddling becuae no one is watching the cash registrar and briben biden is quickly putting us into an economic depression that the liberal.policies and ideas can not get us out of.

    It ensures a republican win in 2022.

  9. I believe their time would, be better spent on helping the country,That is what they are getting paid for. It is time the Democrats, Grow up and quit acting like two-year olds. Leave the Greatest President Alone. Maybe some day you can find one better, Not a Chance.

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