Manchin says removing Cruz and Hawley under the 14th amendment “should be a consideration”

Appearing on “Firing Line” with Margaret Hoover, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said removing Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley under the 14th amendment should be “a consideration.”

Manchin continued “Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”

“I’m totally convinced it was done because of political reasons. This was all politically motivated. This was calculated,” he added.

“I believe that all my colleagues truly made a decision that was politically best for them and expedient for them. It was not what they believed to be true or false.”

According to The Hill, the third section of the 14th Amendment reads that no lawmaker holding office “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.”