Since January 6, it’s been clear that the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol and staged an insurrection were operating at the urging of former President Donald Trump, and it now appears that he can be charged in a way that would keep him from ever serving in public office again.
Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe was a guest on MSNBC, and he was asked by host Alex Witt:
That just so happens to be the section of federal law that covers rebellion or insurrection against the government. It reads:
“Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
According to Prof. Tribe:
If it does, not only would Trump go to prison, he would also be ineligible for any public office for the rest of his miserable life.