Rock the Vote should update its "official statement" regarding the January 6 attack now that Trump is out of office. The 25th Amendment is no longer relevant. The Senate impeachment trial and use of section 3 of the 14th Amendment are.

The Democrats need to take a more long-term view of how to handle this. The impeachment shouldn’t be rushed through on February 8 if it is doomed to fail because Republicans oppose it for partisan political reasons. Why not postpone the trial date and do a more thorough investigation and garner more multipartisan support? Now that Trump is out of office, he will not be able to obstruct such an investigation – which should actually be done for national security purposes.

I develop this and similar themes in The War After the Election [https://medium.com/illumination-curated/the-war-after-the-election-545de96aa4ca?sk=627c55d616d9296af3e398f1686493a4] which summarized the findings of the Transition Integrity Project, a group that included former Congressmen, United States Senators, previous cabinet members, White House Chiefs of Staffs, Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security and state governors whose “war games” in June of 2020 predicted almost exactly what happened leading up to the Capitol attack. I have been updating the article to take into account events since January 6, now with ideas like those above regarding what we should do concerning Trump’s impeachment.

There is also a need to pressure Congress to curb the powers it has ceded to the executive branch over centuries, but especially over the last several decades, in a targeted, coherent way so that a clearer line is drawn regarding presidential limits and what Congress’s rights to investigate them are. The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution [https://alcris2.medium.com/following-is-a-summary-of-6be4d81a3ddc?sk=bf21c2a6b26ea78cf6761ede5d12a96c] petitions Congress to restrict presidential power in very targeted but critical areas which pose a threat to our democratic institutions so that even if there is a return of somebody like Donald Trump (who, remember, will be eligible to run for office again if the attempts to prevent him from doing so fail), he or she will not have access to the kinds of powers Trump used to threaten our democratic institutions.

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Creator of The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution and ThePledge.Site

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Creator of The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution and ThePledge.Site

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