After calling for the “termination” of certain provisions of the Constitution due to his false claim that the 2020 election was rigged, the former president received criticism from officials from both parties on Sunday.
Trump, who declared his intention to run for president again last month, asserted on his Truth Social social media platform over the weekend.
He added, “A Massive Fraud of this sort and extent permits the termination of all laws, regulations, and articles, even those specified in the Constitution.” False and fraudulent elections are something our great ‘Founders’ did not desire and would not tolerate! ”
On Sunday, Hakeem Jeffries, the incoming leader of the House Democrats, called Trump’s statement “weird and harsh” and said Republicans must decide whether to continue supporting Trump’s anti-democratic views.
Republicans will need to resolve their differences with the former president and determine whether to sever ties with him to return to some moderation or to stick with Trumpism’s extreme, according to Jeffries.
Trump, who is the first president to be impeached twice and whose term was ended by his supporters storming the Capitol in a deadly attempt to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power on January 6, 2021, is currently the subject of several escalating criminal investigations, some of which may result in indictments.
They include investigating the FBI’s sensitive materials acquired from Mar-a-Lago and ongoing state and federal investigations into the attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election.
When questioned about Trump’s remarks on Sunday, Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said he “vehemently” disagreed and “absolutely” condemned them, adding that they should be taken into consideration when Republicans choose their next party leader in 2024.
Before someone can be considered the frontrunner or even the party’s candidate, a political process needs to be completed.
In my opinion, a comment like this will undoubtedly be considered by voters when evaluating candidates.
The remarks were also criticized by Rep.-elect Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., who stated that it was time to stop focusing on the “grievances of earlier elections.”
Every American’s rights are protected by the Constitution, according to Lawler. “If the former president wants to run for president again, I believe it would be wise for him to concentrate on the future.”