Couy Griffin, disqualified for January 6?

Violators of January 6 are prosecuted for various offences. But should the courts also bar them from holding public office, like the Confederates after the Civil War?

It happened Tuesday in New Mexico when a state judge disqualified the Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin to exercise a public function. The 14th Amendment prohibits from practicing anyone who has sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against it.” Judge Francois Matthewof New Mexico’s First Judicial District, says that wording means Mr. Griffin must be removed from office and “barred for life.”


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