Democrats exploring barring Trump from taking office

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A number of Democrats, alongside some constitutional scholars and pro-democracy advocates, have been exploring ways to bar Donald Trump from ever holding office again.

They’ve been looking into whether a constitutional amendment from the post-Civil War era could be used to prevent Mr Trump from returning to the White House.

While the interest in banning the former president from returning to public office, which peaked after the Capitol riot a year ago, has since waned, some have stayed focused on the issue and say that the discussion about putting Section 3 of the 14th Amendment into effect have carried on and are still active.

Harvard Law School constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe told The Hill: “If anything, the idea has waxed and waned. I hear it being raised with considerable frequency these days both by media commentators and by members of Congress and their staffs, some of…

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