California lawmakers are asking the state Attorney General to remove Donald Trump from the ballot. They say his alleged role in the 2021 Capitol riot amounts to a violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The post-Civil War amendment says that no one who has taken an oath of office to defend the Constitution shall be allowed to hold public office if they are found to have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”
Nine Democrats have sent a letter to Attorney General Rob Bonta, who is also a Democrat, to seek the court’s opinion about the validity of their claim.
The letter was signed by Assemblymember Evan Low, State Senator Josh Becker, Assemblymember Mike Fong, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Assemblymember Corey Jackson, Assemblymember Alex Lee, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen, and Assemblymember Phil Ting.