Dems Prep Resolution Barring Trump From Future Office

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

If the U.S. Senate lacks enough Republican support to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, Sen. Tim Kaine is preparing an alternative to condemn him for his role in inciting an insurrection that resulted in a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Kaine, in a news conference on Thursday, said his proposed “condemning resolution” would go further than a Senate censure of the former president. It would bar Trump from holding elected office again for violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution dating to the aftermath of the Civil War.

The provision of the 14th Amendment would prevent the election of anyone who had engaged in insurrection or aided those who had. Kaine said the resolution would give the Senate the opportunity to take bipartisan action by a simple majority vote.

Read the full article. Some have said this move would be on murky legal grounds.