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Frasier Balzov

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Thu Sep 7, 2023, 01:12 AM Sep 2023

I propose a vote by Congress to remove Trump's disability.

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment gives Congress the power to remove Trump's disability for having engaged in insurrection by a two-thirds vote in each house.

Kevin McCarthy would be unwilling to allow the House of Representatives to take up the matter.

Chuck Schumer, however, might well consider letting the measure come to the floor of the Senate.

I would support any Democratic member of Congress who is willing to introduce such a resolution.

Republicans will scoff that there is no need to put such a matter to a vote since they deny the fact that their beloved Trump even engaged in insurrection.

For the singular purpose of settling the question of whether Trump's name should be allowed to appear on the ballot, Republicans ought to be encouraged to proceed with a vote so that the cloud over Trump's eligibility might be lifted.

Furthermore, keep pushing for it, since sufficient votes in favor will never be there. It would be helpful to be able to say that the People decided Trump's eligibility and not the courts, even when the courts are ultimately asked to do so.

Apologies if this has already been proposed elsewhere and I missed it.

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I propose a vote by Congress to remove Trump's disability. (Original Post) Frasier Balzov Sep 2023 OP
Was the title of you post canetoad Sep 2023 #1
Too bad McConnell and McCarthy will not allow it to make it to the floor. marble falls Sep 2023 #2
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