VT: VT shares, with most legal scholars, the belief that failing to enforce the law against the 126 members of the House of Representatives that advocate appointing Trump president though throwing out tens of millions of legal votes be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. These members and hundreds of others who served Trump, Barr, Pompeo, Kushner and countless others, must pay for their crimes as outlined under 18 USC Ch. 115. These crimes are, specifically:
- 2382: Misprision of treason
- 2383 Rebellion or insurrection
- 2384 Seditious conspiracy
- 2385 Advocating overthrow of Government
- 2389 Recruiting for service against the United States
- 2390 Enlistment to serve against the United States
Sen. Chris Murphy on Republican efforts to overthrow our democracy: "Those who are pushing to make Donald Trump President for a second term, no matter the outcome of the election, are engaged in a treachery against their nation." #StopTheSeating pic.twitter.com/lNQEZS0014— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) December 11, 2020
Esquire: Ari Berman, the relentless defender of the franchise against all enemies foreign and domestic, has been suggesting on the electric Twitter machine that none of the 126 Republicans who have signed onto the Covenant of Sedition should be seated when the new Congress opens in January.
This I find intriguing because, after all, this whole election was corrupt because people said mean things to other people. Rep. Bill Pascrell, whose pursuit of the president*’s tax returns has been dogged, does Berman one better. He would refuse to seat them based on Section III of the 14th Amendment. It reads as follows:
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.
Down with the traitor, up with the star!
If Members of the United States Congress who signed a petition to overthrow the will of the American people are allowed to be seated, it will mark the beginning of the end of our Democracy.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 11, 2020
There are 19 Attorneys General and 126 members of Congress who need to hear from us today. They have violated their oaths and need to either resign in disgrace or be prosecuted for sedition. A crime they themselves have documented and put on public display.— Stephen M Carter (@StephenMCarter4) December 11, 2020