Chuck Schumer Leaves 14th Amendment On The Table To Target And Harass Trump

( Now that former President Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate in the second impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has revealed new plans to harass and smear the former President.

Earlier this week, Schumer suggested that the 14th Amendment could be used to ban the former president from ever holding high office again, proving that the Democrats didn’t care about his so-called “incitement to insurrection” so much as they cared about ensuring they don’t have to fight Trump in another presidential race.

When asked about plans if the Democrats failed to convict the former president, Schumer said that they would “discuss where we go next.”

Schumer also praised the work done by House impeachment managers to smear the former president, including using misleading video footage that purposely cut off then-President Trump’s call for supporters to march “peacefully and patriotically” on the day of the tragic Capitol Hill riot.

Democratic Senator for Virginia, Tim Kaine, is leading the fight for Congressional Democrats to invoke the 14th Amendment to ban the former president from running again.

Senator Chris Coons of Delaware also called the idea “intriguing” in January.

“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,” he 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.”

Even after a failed attempt to impeach the president over a crime he didn’t commit, Democrats simply won’t stop.

Under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, Congress is given the power to ban people from office if they engage in “insurrection or rebellion.”

To invoke the 14th Amendment, Democrats would need to prove that the former President engaged in insurrection…and so far, they haven’t been able to do that. President Donald Trump not only called for his supporters to march peacefully on the day of the riot, but even used his Twitter account to remind people to stay peaceful and, later, to go home and disperse.

Nonetheless, Democrats may exercise their technical majority in the Senate to push forward with a censure vote anyway.

And with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in charge, it seems pretty unlikely the Democrats will give up on this one.