Posted on March 6, 2021 (March 6, 2021) Presidential Corruption Share: Impeachment and conviction are not the only tools that the Constitution provides for dealing with threats to our republic. Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualifies from public office any public official who engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States. By fomenting and encouraging a violent attack on Congress in an effort to prevent the certification of his own electoral defeat, Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and violated his oath of office. Congress must now take action to make clear that he is disqualified by the Fourteenth Amendment from ever again holding public office. Free Speech For People has joined a coalition of legal and advocacy organizations urging Congressional action to recognize that President Trump is disqualified from future office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. Initially enacted in the wake of the Civil War, Section 3 disqualifies from public office any individual who has taken an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and then engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or has given aid or comfort to those who have. Congressional action to invoke Section 3 and apply it to President Trump would be on sound constitutional footing. It is precisely events like those on and around January 6th for which Section 3 was intended. At its passage, Members of Congress explicitly and repeatedly endorsed congressional declarations rendering specific people ineligible for office. Section 3 is meant to guarantee that the U.S. will not permit violent insurrections to interfere with the democratic will of the people or the peaceful transfer of power. Congress must make it clear: Trump is disqualified from holding future public office. Sign the Petition: Congress must make clear that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualifies Trump from holding public office again.