Sign if you agree: January 6 insurrectionists must be banned from running for office
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear. No Member of Congress may serve if they "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" against the U.S. government.
On January 6, several Republican Members of Congress aided and abetted the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol with the intention of stopping the legal certification of President Joe Biden's victory. And they continue to spread lies and conspiracies about these events.
Enacted in 1868 after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment was written, in part, to prevent those who had assisted the Confederacy from ever holding office in the U.S. government or in state and local government.
Today, certain Members of Congress like Rep. Madison Cawthorn, after having aided and abetted the January 6, 2021 insurrection, continues to engage in the same dangerous conduct that led to the violent attack on our nation’s Capitol last January. Cawthorn has told his supporters that they "all need to be storing up some ammunition" to respond if elections "continue to be stolen." That is a call for violence, even to overthrow the government, and a clear violation of the oath he gave when sworn into Congress.
People like Madison Cawthorn have no business being in elected office, and should be barred from serving in Congress. That’s not a matter of opinion or political preference--it’s what the Constitution says.
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