Last Thursday (January 6), President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris – with the assistance of a pro-Biden media – took the opportunity to continue pushing a narrative that what happened at the U.S. Capitol a year earlier was an "insurrection."
"This wasn't a group of tourists," Biden stated during his speech. "This was an armed insurrection." Other leading Democrats using the term included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, says use of the term "insurrection" is key for the Democrats' narrative.
"Why do they keep using that word? They're using that word because the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, passed after the Civil War, prohibits anybody who engaged in insurrection against the United States from holding office the rest of their lives or even running for office," he explains to AFN.
Specifically, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment states:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Bauer is convinced there's a very serious goal in all the January 6 rhetoric being tossed around.
"[They are hoping] to legally disqualify former President Trump and multiple conservative members of Congress from running for re-election," he states, "and by doing that [they would be] disenfranchising one half of this country."
Bauer explains his last statement: "… Right now, the polling shows if the election were held today, Donald Trump beats Joe Biden by at least five points – so, this has got a very serious goal … and it's one that ought to frighten all Americans who believe in the rule of law."
He adds that he suspects a contingent of left-wing constitutional lawyers are ready to further push the narrative and begin filing for disqualification of Trump and other conservatives in Congress. According to one report, some congressional Democrats – among them Reps. Jerrold Nadler (New York), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida) and Jamie Raskin (Maryland) – have approached a constitutional expert at Harvard Law School, inquiring about the best way to apply the 14th Amendment to former President Trump.