Adam H. Kerman
2023-11-19 20:41:38 UTC
A federal judge ruled that Trump did indeed engage in insurrection on
January 6, but she didn't rule that the insurrection clause of the 14th
She thinks it's significant that elector of President and Vice-President
is named but not the office of the president itself. She ignores "or
hold any office".
I don't get it. I guess it's the weirdness of our indirect election for
president. The presidential candidate is nominated. If he wins the state,
his party's slate of electors is elected from that state, not the
presidential candidate himself.
The issue of disqualification doesn't come up till the electors vote
following the General Election?
Section 3 Disqualification from Holding Office
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.