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Former US President Donald Trump faced rebuke on Sunday from officials from both parties after calling for an “end” of parts of the US Constitution over his lie that the election 2020 election has been stolen.
Trump, who announced last month that he would run for president again, made the statement over the weekend on his social media platform Truth.
“A major fraud of this kind and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations and provisions, even those found in the Constitution,” he wrote. “Our great ‘Founders’ do not want and will not tolerate False and Fraudulent Elections!”
Incoming Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday described Trump’s statement as “weird and extreme” and said Republicans will have to make a choice whether to continue to accept anti-popular views. Trump’s owner or not.
“Republicans will have to work through their issues with the former president and decide if they will leave him and return to some sort of rationality or continue leaning towards extremism. , not only of Trump, but also of Trumpism. Jeffries said.
Trump, the first person to be impeached twice and his term ended with his supporters storming the Capitol in a deadly attempt to halt a peaceful transition of power. January 6, 2021, is facing escalating criminal investigations, some of which could lead to indictments. These include the investigation of classified documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago, as well as ongoing federal and state investigations related to efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election. 2020.
Asked about Trump’s comments on Sunday, Representative Mike Turner of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said he “strongly” disagrees and “totally” condemned those remarks, saying they should be a factor when Republicans decide who should lead their party. in 2024.
“There is a political process that has to be carried out before anyone becomes a leading candidate or even a party candidate,” he said. “I believe people will definitely consider a statement like this when they evaluate a candidate.”
Representative-elect Mike Lawler, RN.Y., also countered the comment, saying it’s time to stop focusing on “the grievances of previous elections.”
“The Constitution was made for a reason, to protect the rights of every American,” Lawler said. “I think the former president should focus on the future if he runs for president again.”
Trump’s comments come after Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, said he would reveal how Twitter was involved in the “suppression of free speech” leading up to the 2020 election. Hunter, don’t shows that Democrats are trying to limit the story.
The White House on Saturday attacked Trump, saying, “You can’t just love America when you win.”
“The Constitution of the United States of America is an inviolable document that for more than 200 years has ensured that freedom and the rule of law will prevail in our great nation,” spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement. ,” spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement. the soul of his people”.
Jeffries appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” Turner spoke on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” and Lawler was on CNN’s “State of the Union.”