The Nation national affairs correspondent John Nichols recently published a new article on Pennsylvania State Senator and Candidate for Governor Doug Mastriano’s involvement in the January 6th insurrection and how that disqualifies him from future office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The following are excerpts from the new piece:

Mastriano’s actions before, during, and after the January 6, 2021, coup attempt by Trump backers disqualify the newly minted nominee from Pennsylvania’s November ballot, say lawyers who point to a section of the US Constitution that bars insurrectionists and their allies from serving in elected or appointed positions.

The overwhelming details of Mastriano’s involvement with the coup attempt are such that the watchdog group Free Speech For People has urged Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh Chapman to bar Mastriano from the state’s ballot on the grounds that he is disqualified under the US Constitution.

Read the full piece in The Nation Magazine here.

Learn more about our challenge to State Senator Mastriano’s candidacy here.