Running the country into the ground for the past year has not worked out well for the Democrats. More Americans hate the Democrat Party today than ever before. 25 members of Nancy Pelosi’s party have announced their sudden retirement from Congress at the end of this year, rather than suffer through the humiliation of the upcoming November Red Wave.
But that doesn’t mean the Democrats don’t still have one or two last-ditch, desperate moves they can pull. They’ve now decided they’re going to try to ban the most effective and popular Republicans from running for reelection this year. Problem solved!
Steve Bannon issued a warning to GOP leaders that they should not take the 2022 midterms for granted. He also warned them about a man named Marc Elias. Bannon called Elias a ruthless political operative who will do and say anything to keep Democrats in power.
Elias is one of the top attorney’s for the Democratic Party. He also used to be Crooked Hillary’s lawyer, more on that in a minute.
“He’s pure evil, but man that brother is smart, tough. He’s the standard. We gotta match that guy. This is not about winning 10 or 15 or 20 seats and taking over the House. This could be a landmark in American political history,” Bannon said on “War Room” last month.
“If you want [Ilhan] Omar [and] all these people out of your lives, get a 100-seat majority and then you never have to listen to them anymore …. We have a monumental chance, like in 1932, 1994 and 2010. This is a breakpoint in American history …. And establishment Republicans … don’t have the guts to stand up to the Mark Eliases of the world.”
Elias’ Hail Mary to stop the upcoming Red Wave in November
Elias’ plan is to apply a clause from the 14th Amendment to House Members like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz who questioned the validity of Joe Biden’s “victory” last year on January 6th. The last clause in the 14th Amendment says that anyone who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof” is banned from holding any federal office in America.
That clause was intended at the time to prevent Confederate soldiers and officers who had literally taken up arms against the federal government from becoming Members of Congress. But by labeling Republicans who questioned Joe Biden’s obviously stolen victory in 2020 as “insurrectionists,” Elias and the Democrats now hope to permanently ban those people from running for office again.
If Elias’ name sounds familiar that’s because he served as Crooked Hillary’s general counsel in her 2016 campaign and was responsible for hiring the firm Fusion GPS – the makers of the “Steele Dossier”, which made allegations that Donald Trump “colluded” with the Russian Government.
The former advisor was also behind dozens of Democrat lawsuits which spanned 19 states, in an attempt to expand mail-in voting in the 2020 presidential election and overturning voter fraud protections.
Elias claimed that the Republicans who “engaged in insurrection” could face being unable to run for office in 2022, siting the 14th Amendment.
“My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress. We may even see litigation,” Elias tweeted.
“I am making clear that members of Congress who engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States are not eligible to serve in Congress. The fact that this is so triggering to the GOP speaks volumes,” he added.
If this sounds desperate, that’s because it is. Especially since the Department of InJustice has not managed to charge a single one of the 700 peaceful January 6 protesters that they have arrested with “insurrection.” Not only that, but these lawsuits could take years to sort through, and time is not on the side of the Democrats.
As reported by Legal Insurrection:
Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment – also known as the Disqualification Clause – was added to the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify former government officials who aided the cause of the Confederate states during the Civil War…
Legal Insurrection continues:
To begin, while Elias’s tweet threatens “litigation” under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, courts don’t have jurisdiction to entertain such challenges. According to legal scholars, that section specifies “qualifications” for Members of Congress and the Senate, but under Article I, section 5, clause 1 of the Constitution, “each House shall be the Judge of the … Qualifications of its own Members.”
As Justice Scalia cogently wrote when he sat on the D.C. Circuit, that provision “states not merely that each House ‘may judge’ these matters, but that each House ‘shall be the Judge.’” Hence, the courts “simply lack jurisdiction” to adjudicate Disqualification Clause contests.
The only “crime” that these Republican House members committed on January 6th was that they objected to the certification of Joe Biden’s fake victory. That does not make them insurrectionists, obviously. The only thing they were asking for was a pause in the certification process, so that election audits could be carried out in various states that had questionable results. And as we’ve seen from every audit so far, fraud played a massive role in the outcome of the 2020 election. The good news is that this desperate plan to ban popular Republicans from Congress has no hope of making it past the Supreme Court.