Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) announced on Thursday that he will look to file a resolution next week that would formally censure Donald Trump and will keep him from holding future office.
According to The Hill, “Kaine is still gathering input but has drafted a resolution that would formally censure Trump. It also includes provisions that would mirror language in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment on barring officials from holding future office.”
“In a way I view it as kind of censure-plus because it has these two factual findings that could have the same consequence as an impeachment conviction,” Kaine said. “It’s not just, ‘hey you did those things and that’s bad.’ ”
Kaine added that the language in the resolution — which he noted was technically a condemnation resolution — would have “practical consequences” if Trump runs for office again, something he’s flirted with.
According to the report, “In addition to condemning Trump, the resolution makes two findings, according to Kaine: that Jan. 6 was an insurrection and that Trump gave ‘aid and comfort to the insurrection.'”
“If he ever were to decide to run again, which may not happen, then likely a court or somebody would say OK what about your behavior in January of 2021 including the congressional fact finding,” Kaine said, predicting that “Congress finding the facts would be given great deference by a court.”
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