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It is clear and you misconstrue it. The clause states:

No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

It places limitations upon the employment of members of Congress and prohibits employees of the Executive Branch from serving in Congress during their terms in office.

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