Given that fact that more than 100 House Republicans decided to engage in an act of sedition last week, the Constitution actually provides a remedy to remove these individuals from office. The only problem is that Democrats don’t have the courage to actually do what needs to be done to kick these Republicans out for good, since they don’t want to adhere to the Constitution that they swore to protect. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


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So even though Donald Trump lost at the Supreme court last week, because the SCOTUS would not take up the Texas AGS case, you did still have 106 members of the house of representatives sign on to that particular lawsuit. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is an act of sedition. Now sedition is defined as any Act or speech designed to incite rebellion against the government. Well, the government made a decision Hold elections a certain way. The public voted, those election results were certified. And these Republicans came in and said, no, no, no, we want it all overturned. So You could easily argue that is an act of sedition. And these are members of Congress. They know the law they’re supposed to, Uh, at least one person in Congress does know the law. That would be representative Bill pass grow because on Friday bill Pascrell cinnamon Letter to Nancy Pelosi and Zoe Loughlin, uh, telling them that, Hey, you need to punish these 106 Republicans who engaged in these acts of sedition. And in his memo, Pascoe points out.

You literally have the constitutional authority to do this. And as he said, I think you need to do it to teach these people a lesson here is what it is. It’s article one, section five of the United States constitution that says colos, no person shall be a Senator or representative in Congress or elector of the president and vice-president or hold any office, civil or military under the United States or under any state who having previously taken an oath as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer in any state to support the constitution of the United States shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two thirds of each house remove such disability. Hmm. I don’t disagree. I agree with that classification of Republican members of the house of representatives at this point for the United States, they are in fact, the disability, They openly that I know into a lawsuit to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Not because they actually thought there was fraud, but because their guy didn’t win this, isn’t just, I’m going to take my ball and go home. This is I’m going to take your country away from you. If you don’t give me what I want. That Is an act of sedition. That is absolutely punishable. The question is, does Nancy Pelosi have the spine to bring to the attention of the Public? She Has to. I know she doesn’t. And I know she won’t don’t think for a second that I have any faith in Nancy Pelosi to ever do the right thing, but she should. And it’s issues like this where she is Most, I guess you would say incompetent. This is one of those things where sure. Maybe it is a symbolic vote, but this Is the kind of thing that the public needs to be Aware of the public. Just to understand that technically by definition, what these members of Congress did was in fact, a violation of the United States constitution, United States laws. And we are going to hold them accountable if not remove them from office than publicly shamed them so that they forever carry that stuff Big ma with them, that is what should be done. That is What could be done. That is what the constitution allows a remedy for. The only problem is we don’t have any Democrats in the house in leadership positions who have enough beds, Backbone to actually make it a reality.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced