The Democrats are conceding the fact that they have a zero chance of retaining control of the House and Senate, so they are trying a new tack that is almost as ridiculous as their party is. They plan to try to disqualify candidates based on the 14th Amendment. That amendment was added just after the Civil War and states that anyone who participated in a rebellion or insurrection can never hold an elected office again.
They then want January 6th to be considered both which is absurd since no attempt to overthrow the government occurred during the entire 2 1/2 the protest lasted. But, let’s face it, when you know you have already failed to win, you have nothing to lose. The first test case is a group that calls itself “Free Speech for People” that has filed a lawsuit to keep Madison Cawthorn off the ballot in November.
Does anyone besides myself find it ironic that a group calling itself Free Speech for People” is trying to shut down free speech? That would be like a house of ill repute madam heading a group calling for celibacy. The only difference is that the madam is too moral to do such a thing. If they can make this work through an activist judge, Democrats will be suing every GOP member of the House except Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
According to a report from the Associated Press:
“The written challenge says the events on Jan. 6, 2021 ‘amounted to an insurrection’ and that Cawthorn’s speech at the rally supporting President Donald Trump, his other comments and information in published reports provide a ‘reasonable suspicion or belief’ that he helped facilitate the insurrection and is thus disqualified.”
“The importance of defending the bedrock constitutional principle that oath breakers who engage in insurrection cannot be trusted in future office is essential to maintain,” Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech for People, told The Associated Press.
Responding to the complaint, Cawthorn’s spokesperson Luke Ball pointed out to the AP that “over 245,000 patriots from western North Carolina elected Congressman Cawthorn to serve them in Washington.”