Move to keep Trump off ticket would backfire

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No one can accuse the Democrats of considering the consequences of their actions.

Case in point: A handful of Democrats, constitutional scholars and pro-democracy advocates have been exploring how a post-Civil War amendment to the Constitution might be used to render former President Trump ineligible from holding office again.

The events of Jan. 6, 2021, launched calls for Congress to strip Trump of his ability to run for president again, according to the Hill, and while they have lessened, talks are still ongoing.

At issue is Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, ratified after the Civil War, which says that officeholders who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same” are disqualified from future office.

An analysis by The Hill found that around a dozen Democratic lawmakers have spoken either publicly or privately over the last year about how Section 3 of the 14th…

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