Bills were introduced taking aim at presidential pardons and eliminating the electoral college, reports Newsweek.????Steve Cohen, a Representative from Tennessee, proposed the two constitutional amendments.
The Democratic lawmaker has been a vocal critic of President Trump.????One bill looks to eliminate the electoral college in the presidential election process.
In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton for president despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million.
????The Independent reports, that It marked the fifth time in U.S. History that a nominee lost their bid for president despite taking the popular vote.
It happened three times in the 1800’s and also in 2000.????Cohen said “More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators.
It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”????The other bill seeks to prevent presidents to be able to pardon themselves or their family members.????According to the Hill, In reference to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Cohen previously said Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner would be indicted.????Back in June of 2018, Trump tweeted that he had the legal right to pardon himself.????Both of Cohen’s amendments are unlikely to pass as they require a 2/3rd’s majority vote in both houses of Congress and then ratification by 3/4th’s of the states.