Trump Verdict Live Updates: Insurrection Clause Explained: What Does It Mean for Trump?
The Supreme Court’s decision on whether Donald Trump can run for president again depends on an interpretation of the rarely invoked “insurrection clause” in the 14th Amendment. This clause prohibits those who have participated in insurrection or rebellion from holding public office. But with little precedent, the justices face the challenge of deciphering its implications for Trump’s eligibility.
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or an elector for President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States or under any State, who, having previously taken the 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 of any State, in support of the Constitution of the United States, shall have participated in an insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to their enemies. But Congress may, by a two-thirds vote of each House, remove such handicap.”