House Democrats Panic, Move to Stop Trump from Ever Holding Office Again – Report

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Whatever happens in the coming 2024 election for president, House Democrats seem very fearful of having to face former President Donald Trump — so much so that they reportedly are trying to pass a law barring him from ever running for office again.

Trump announced Tuesday night that he had filed his Federal Election Commission paperwork to run for president, saying in an address from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, that “America’s comeback starts right now.”

“Two years ago, we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again,” he said. “In order to make America great and glorious again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

If elected, Trump would be only the second U.S. president after Democrat Grover Cleveland to serve two nonconsecutive terms in the White House. Cleveland, who was elected president in 1884, lost his re-election bid in 1888 but won in 1892.

There has already been a lot of talk — from people on both sides of the aisle — about how Trump couldn’t win again and shouldn’t even try. But some Democrats in the House of Representatives reportedly want to make sure he has zero chance of returning to the White House.

Politico reporter Nicholas Wu tweeted Wednesday about a preventative measure to have the former president permanently barred from office because he incited an “insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021.

Wu said the initiative came from Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, who was also a House impeachment manager.

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