GOP Senator Condemns Trump’s Call To Terminate Constitution


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) condemned Donald Trump’s name to “terminate” the U.S. Constitution over his false claims of fraud within the 2020 presidential election.

Murkowski wrote on Twitter:

The Alaska Republican was considered one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict the previous president throughout his second Senate impeachment trial.

Trump over the weekend prompt that Twitter messages between the social media platform’s leaders within the run-up to the 2020 presidential election discussing Joe Biden’s son Hunter warranted an entire election redo or just a coup during which he could be put in as president.

“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote on Truth Social, the platform he began after being kicked off Twitter after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol, the place his supporters violently sought to forestall Biden’s certification as president.

Most congressional Republicans stayed silent within the wake of Trump’s put up on Saturday, although many are anticipated to weigh in in a while Monday after they return to Washington. A number of did communicate out over the weekend, nonetheless.

Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio), the highest Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, mentioned on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he “vehemently” disagrees and “absolutely” condemns the remarks.

GOP Rep.-elect Mike Lawler of New York additionally objected to the remarks in an interview on CNN, saying he “obviously” didn’t assist it.

“The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American,” Lawler mentioned. “I think the former president would be well-advised to focus on the future, if he is going to run for president again.”

Trump introduced his second bid for president final month whereas dealing with federal investigations over his position within the Jan. 6 riot. He’s already come underneath fireplace since then for eating with an avowed white nationalist, however few Republicans have but flatly dominated out supporting him ought to he win the 2024 GOP nomination.