Jan 6 Committee Recommends Congress Should Consider Barring Former President Trump From Future Office

Jan 6 Committee

The House Select Committee looking into the riots on January 6, 2021, at Capitol Hill released its concluding report running into 814 pages. The Jan 6 Committee has called for a complete overhaul of the American Electoral Count Act. It has also endorsed stringent penalties for threatening electoral workers. It has also recommended in its final report released on Thursday, before it is dissolved, that Donald Trump should be prohibited from holding any office.

The document details Trump’s efforts to instigate a riot and try to upend the presidential election results. The document was based on over 1,000 conversations over 16 months.

The Jan 6 Committee has also outlined eleven recommendations for the Justice Dept., the American Congress, and senior authorities so that such an incident does not occur in the future.

Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the panel said that the then-American president incited a crowd to storm the Capitol and hinder the functioning of Congress. He said that Congress, American intelligence, and law enforcement authorities had not envisioned such a scenario for America, something unimaginable before January 6, 2021.

Jan 6 Committee Alleges Trump Violated 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment of the American Constitution holds that people who have pledged to uphold the constitution can be barred from holding any office in the future if they engage in an insurrection, or aid the foes of the American Constitution.

The Jan 6 Committee has referred the former president to the DOJ on the above charges. Any conviction will make it difficult for Trump to contest the election or enter the White House again. Donald Trump is the only Republican who has announced that he wants to run for the presidency in 2024.

The Jan 6 Committee has recommended in its final report that Congress should come up with an official mechanism to look into whether individuals who are on the list should be barred from any future government office.