Speaker Johnson Orders Democrats To Get A Grip

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., blasted the report that the Democrats were preparing to introduce legislation in relation to the decision made by the Supreme Court on Monday regarding whether or not former President Donald Trump should be allowed to be on the 2024 ballot. 

The Court in their decision found that the States did not have the right by the Constitution to enforce the 14th Amendment’s Section 3, also known as the insurrection clause, when it came to any federal office but especially the office of the President. The court further pointed out that Congress is responsible for the implementation and not the states according to that specific section. 

On Monday, Axios put out a report in which it was noted that Jan. 6 House select subcommittee former member Rep. Jamia Raskin, D-Md., was already in the process of drafting federal legislation that would block Trump from appearing on the primary ballot. 

However, in response to these claims, Speaker Johnson’s spokesperson argued that the Democrats in Congress needed to “get a grip.” He argued that in this country it was the American people and not Congress. 

The Axios report referenced legislation that Raskin had introduced in 2022 along with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. This would give the Department of jUstice the right to file lawsuits that would keep people from participating in the presidential ballot under the 14th Amendment.  

Raskin had told the outlet that they were planning to introduce a bill that would revise the decision of the Supreme Court. The bill would also be paired with a resolution where the Jan. 6, 2021 attack would be defined as an “insurrection.” 

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