Select Democrats are using the anniversary of Jan. 6 to move forward with plans to disqualify some GOP candidates by finding them guilty of insurrection under the 14th Amendment.
The potential Republican candidates could include former President Donald Trump in the ultimate effort to outlaw him from running for the White House in 2024.
“My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress,” Democrat strategic Marc Elias tweeted in December.
“We may even see litigation,” he added.
My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress.
We may even see litigation. pic.twitter.com/pF7P2fw0kn
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 21, 2021
Elias is not alone in his suggestion. Other liberal groups have called for removing candidates or blocking future candidates from running for office due to their involvement in the events of Jan. 6.
The impact could be widespread, as a Rolling Stone report noted several key Republican lawmakers who were part of planning events leading up to Jan. 5, including Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
It’s unsure how likely the plan is to move forward, but the threat of using the 14th Amendment in such a political way has voices on both sides rising up a year after the events of Jan. 6.