Gov’t Ethics Watchdog Finally Says What We’re All Thinking: It Is Time To Remove Donald Trump From The 2024 Ballot

Enough is enough.

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Enough is enough.

We have watched in collective horror and helplessness for many years now as Donald Trump has seemingly gotten away with everything short of cold-blooded murder, for all of the world to see. But one government watchdog is saying no more — one key allegation lodged against the scandal-ridden, corrupt ex-president should serve as the final death knell for Donald Trump’s political career, and effectively ban him from ever serving as the President of the United States, or as any elected official in this nation, ever again.

Noah Bookbinder, who serves as head of executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, penned a guest column with NBC News following the historic decision from the January 6th House Select Committee to formally refer former President Donald Trump to the US Department of Justice on four different criminal charges. One of those charges was insurrection against the U.S. government. Under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, this charge alone would prevent Donald Trump from ever seeing the inside of the White House in an official capacity again, for the remainder of his life.

“[The Constitution] makes it clear that no individual who engages in insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution after having previously sworn an oath to support it can hold any federal or state office,” Bookbinder writes. “This provision establishes a basic qualification for the presidency, no different than the qualifications for age, citizenship and residency.”

As it stands, federal prosecutors continue to conduct their own investigation into ex-President Trump’s numerous corrupt and criminal actions, but Noah vehemently urged courts and secretaries of state to remove the 45th president from their 2024 presidential ballots, utilizing individual state laws, based on the credible allegations alone, as the Constitution does not provide specific disqualification procedures for insurrectionist and CREW was already able to successfully challenge the candidacy of Otero County, New Mexico Commissioner Couy Griffin, who participated in the violent January 6th attack.

“Now, some might say that Jan. 6 was very different from the Civil War, and it was — but the difference is only in scale, not intent,” Bookbinder went on to write. “And just as the 14th Amendment recognizes that insurrectionist dangers did not end at Appomattox, the Trump insurrectionist threat did not end on Jan. 7, when Vice President Mike Pence certified President Joe Biden’s victory. In fact, Trump continues to push his lost cause in every speech he gives and every social media message he posts.”

Read his full NBC News column here.

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