“conspired to undermine President Joe Biden’s victory and sow public distrust of the outcome”
Liberals in Wisconsin are targeting three Republicans and are trying to prevent them from running by tying them to the Janury 6th Capitol riot.
Scott Bauer reports at the Associated Press:
Wisconsin Lawsuit Accuses 3 GOP Congressmen of Insurrection
Wisconsin liberals on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and two other GOP congressmen are insurrectionists in violation of the U.S. Constitution for their words and actions in support of Donald Trump leading up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
The lawsuit, alleging a violation of the “Disqualification Clause” of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, says Johnson and U.S. Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald conspired to undermine President Joe Biden’s victory and sow public distrust of the outcome.
That clause was enacted after the Civil War to prevent congressmen who had fought on the Confederate side from returning to Congress. It prohibits anyone from holding federal office who has taken an oath to protect the Constitution but has also “engaged in insurrection” against the United States or “given aid or comfort” to its enemies.
It’s unclear what would happen if a court ruled that a sitting member of Congress had violated the amendment. The lawsuit doesn’t seek a specific remedy, but in a statement announcing its filing, the plaintiffs said the men “are no longer qualified” to seek reelection…
Tiffany and Fitzgerald were among 121 House Republicans who voted to object to counting Biden’s presidential electors from Arizona on Jan. 6, 2021. Tiffany and Fitzgerald also were among 138 Republicans who voted to object to Biden’s Pennsylvania electors.
My favorite part is the claim that they “conspired to undermine President Joe Biden’s victory and sow public distrust of the outcome.”
If that was really disqualifying, the entire Democratic party would be prohibited from running for office for the way they treated Trump for four years.
Democrats know they’re going to get pummeled by voters in November, so they’re trying to disqualify Republicans with this nonsense.
Furthermore, in 2017 multiple Democrats objected to electors certifying Trump’s election:
— Newsmax (@newsmax) February 12, 2021
Democrats. It’s different when we do it.
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