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Want to hold Trump accountable? This alternative to impeachment may be the answer

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment could succeed where better-known procedures fail

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Photo: Samuel Corum/DPA/PA Images

As I write, Trump has become the only US president to be impeached twice—and on a bi-partisan vote in the House of Representatives that included 10 Republicans. This is a first step towards achieving some accountability for the shocking and violent riots in the Capitol on 6th January, which forced members of Congress into hiding in fear for their lives, resulted in at least five deaths, and delayed certification of President-elect Biden’s election victory.

President Trump’s responsibility in this insurrection (given his address to the rioters immediately before their forced entry, and his initial reluctance to condemn their…

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