As the investigation of the attack on the Capitol Building heats up, one member of Congress suspected of being involved in the coup is facing voters in his state, who say that the 14th Amendment should be invoked.
A group of North Carolina voters have filed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify Madison Cawthorn from the 2022 ballot under the 14th Amendment, arguing that he supported an "insurrection or rebellion" by allegedly facilitating the attack on the Capitol. https://t.co/6uk2Jnunb4 pic.twitter.com/4l98Hch7wT
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) January 10, 2022
Lawmakers who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, and planning an attack against the U.S. government is treasonous. None of the Trump-supporting congressmen should keep their offices if found to be involved in the attack. The Jan. 6 committee has already announced, without naming many particular names, that several GOP members of Congress were involved.
According to the Constitution of the United States:
‘No Person shall be a . . . Representative in Congress . . . who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress . . . to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.’
Although those Trump faithfuls in Congress swear they were doing the patriotic thing by attacking the Capitol to overturn what they insist was a stolen election, no court or any other institutional body has found any evidence of all of voter fraud. As such, the voters in North Carolina are stepping up to oust Cawthorn.
Court documents indicated that:
‘Challengers have reasonable suspicion that Representative Cawthorn was involved in efforts to intimidate Congress and the Vice President into rejecting valid electoral votes and subvert the essential constitutional function of an orderly and peaceful transition of power. Challengers have reasonable suspicion that Cawthorn was involved in either planning the attack on January 6, or alternatively the planning of the pre-attack demonstration and/or march on the Capitol with the advance knowledge that it was substantially likely to lead to the attack, and otherwise voluntarily aided the insurrection.’
Twitter had a quick reaction to news of the lawsuit against Cawhorn. Read some of their comments below: