Democrats considering use of 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office

Democrats are considering whether to invoke the 14th amendment to ban former President Trump from running from office again.

The 14th Amendment in section 3 states that no public officials who have “previously taken an oath” to support the Constitution will hold office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) called the move “certainly a possibility.”

“All of these are questions of first impression, in terms of constitutionality,” Murphy said.

“I certainly think there is a 14th Amendment avenue separate and aside from impeachment,” he added.

Senator Tim Kaine (D-MA) said “it’s an idea that’s out there that I think people are contemplating in the accountability space.”

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said “the remedies of the 14th Amendment certainly may be appropriate for someone who incites an insurrection as Donald Trump did.”