(Patriot Insider) – U.S. Congresswoman Cori Bush has proposed this week that the Democratic Party start investigating members of the Republican Party to find out who among them might have helped “incite” the riots that took place at the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and then vote to boot them out of office.
According to a report from WND, Bush wants to take a portion of the 14th Amendment, which was adopted as a response to the Civil War which forbids a person who has worked against the government of the United States to later on hold a publicly elected office.
This particular provision was brought up by Democrats earlier as they tried to impeach former President Donald Trump and remove him from office, though both of their attempts failed miserably.
Many analysts have stated that the 14th Amendment hasn’t been used in almost 100 years due to the fact it’s not clear “who gets to decide” if a government official has actually engaged in some sort of inappropriate activity.
Keith Whittington, a professor of politics with Princeton University, stated back at the time that the provision “does not identify any mechanisms for determining whether an official has actually engaged in insurrectionist activities that would trigger the disqualification, and as a consequence it has not been used very much and it is not even clear what kind of mechanism would be constitutional.”
“He’s the one who warned about the Pandora’s Box, because if a simple majority – Democrats at this point – would vote for a lifetime ban on a former president, GOP members, when they are the majority, ‘could return the favor by voting to disqualify Democrats for expressing views on protests that turned into riots,'” the report said.
In a report that was carried by VOA News at the time, Whittington went on to explain, “There is a great deal of obvious political risk in having the Congress just make such determinations by majority vote and potentially disqualifying from office members of the minority party with little evidence and through an entirely partisan political process.”
Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from the state of Illinois, stated there was a big problem due to the fact that the amendment doesn’t provide any explanation for “how you determine whether someone participated in an insurrection.”
“In fact, while Democrats repeatedly have claimed last Jan. 6 was an ‘insurrection’ against the federal government, those who were arrested on charges like trespassing and vandalism have not been charged with that offense,” the report continued.
“President Trump has suggested that the actual insurrection was the manipulation of the 2020 presidential election by Mark Zuckerberg, who handed out $420 million to influence the results, and both legacy and online media, which suppressed accurate – and negative – reporting about the Biden family’s foreign affairs just prior to the election. Studies have shown that had either one of those events not happened, President Trump would be in office today,” WND reported.
Salon says that Bush wants to see a resolution come about to “investigate and expel the members of Congress who helped incite the violent insurrection at our Capitol.”
However, in making this particular claim, Bush has revealed one of the biggest problems this whole thing raises. It makes her the individual who gets to determine what is considered to be an “insurrection” and who was involved in making it happen.
“Bush’s plan is backed by 54 other Democrats and demands the House Committee on Ethics ‘shall investigate, and issue a report on, whether any and all actions taken by members of the 117th Congress who sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution,'” the report points out.
There have already been folks targeted by the select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riots, such as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Alex Jones, and many others.
“But now the Gateway Pundit documents that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has requested from a Florida court a restraining order against Pelosi and her committee,” WND said.
The court denied the request, of course, but the filing explained, “General Flynn did not organize, speak at, or actively participate in any rallies or protests in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, and he of course did not participate in the attack on the Capitol that day. Ex. A, Declaration of Michael Flynn (‘Flynn Decl.’) ¶ 5. Nevertheless, the Select Committee—assuming the role of shadow prosecutor for the January 6 attack and working in parallel with the actual prosecutors at the Department of Justice—has diverted its attention from its important work to target General Flynn for a quasi-prosecution that is either aimless or transparently partisan.”
“Despite not participating in any public events in Washington on January 6, Defendants have issued General Flynn a sweeping subpoena seeking twenty different categories of documents and a demand that General Flynn appear for a deposition in Washington, D.C. The subpoena demands records of General Flynn’s communications about the 2020 election, and seeks to identify the basis for his beliefs and the persons with whom he associated, in addition to contacts with government officials. It thus constitutes a frontal assault on his 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech, association, and petition,” the filing continued.
The Washington Examiner went on to explain that Rep. Scott Perry has declined to come before the commission, going on to insist that her faction is not legitimate.
“I stand with immense respect for our Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Americans I represent who know that this entity is illegitimate, and not duly constituted under the rules of the US House of Representatives,” the congressman stated. “I decline this entity’s request and will continue to fight the failures of the radical Left who desperately seek distraction from their abject failures of crushing inflation, a humiliating surrender in Afghanistan, and the horrendous crisis they created at our border.”
(1/2) I stand with immense respect for our Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Americans I represent who know that this entity is illegitimate, and not duly constituted under the rules of the US House of Representatives.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) December 21, 2021
(2//2) I decline this entity’s request and will continue to fight the failures of the radical Left who desperately seek distraction from their abject failures of crushing inflation, a humiliating surrender in Afghanistan, and the horrendous crisis they created at our border.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) December 21, 2021
This is a witch hunt, plain and simple. A means of silencing the opposition to the leftist agenda.
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