Biden Condemns Trump Over Constitution’ Termination’ Remarks

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The Biden White House fired out at Donald Trump following the former president’s post that the US Constitution should be “terminated” on account of his fabrication that the 2020 election was rigged.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY at the U.S. Capitol November 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. [Drew Angerer/Getty Images]

Constitution a sacred text

The White House claimed that the former president’s remarks should be “condemned by all.” According to Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, assaulting the Constitution and everything it stands for is awful for the soul of our country and should be condemned by everyone.

“You can’t simply love America when you win,” Bates is quoted as saying.

Instead, he likened the Constitution to a “sacrosanct document.”

Donald Trump regarded his victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 as a “landslide.” However, when it was to Joe Biden’s advantage in 2020, he lost to him by more than 7 million votes and 306-232 in the electoral college.

The riot incident is said to have led to nine deaths, including two police officers who committed suicide. Over 950 people have been charged. This week, two ultra-right-wing Oath Keepers militia members were found guilty of seditious conspiracy. Other members of pro-Trump far-right organizations face the same charges.

Trump could not use Facebook or Twitter (banned) following the attack on the Capitol. Even though Elon Musk, the new owner of the latter, has stated that he is free to do so, he has yet to do so. President Trump addressed the 2020 election on Saturday on his own social media network, Truth Social. He stated that if there is a massive fraud of this magnitude, all laws, rules, and articles, even those in the constitution, can be quashed. In another quip, he stated that “unprecedented fraud necessitates an unprecedented cure.”

Musk stated that he would demonstrate Twitter was guilty of “free expression suppression” by exposing how the service responded to requests from campaigns during the 2020 election.

Trump is the only candidate that has stated a desire to run for the Republican nomination in 2024. However, after the midterm elections, where several of his backed candidates lost, including election naysayers in battleground states, Republicans and Republican-leaning media sites have been more critical of Trump. Republicans won the House but could not accomplish the same in the Senate.

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2020/09/24: An Oath keeper is being confronted by three protesters during the demonstration. The Oath Keepers, a militia group, seeks to keep their oaths to the constitution by defending personal freedoms and personal property. [Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images]

Conservatives ‘disagree’

On Saturday, Trump blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and all of the other “weak” Republicans who had failed to get the 2020 presidential election approved and out of the way quickly enough. Even after the attack on the Capitol, 147 Republicans in crucial states disagreed with the outcome.

Senior Republicans have also spoken against Trump’s decision to host anti-Semite and white supremacist Nick Fuentes for dinner at his Florida home. Fuentes is well-known for his racist and anti-Semitic views. Although Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is doing well in surveys of potential presidential contenders in 2024, few party members have parted with Trump and those who have been thrown out of office.

On Saturday, Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii in the United States Senate, stated, “Trump’s recent call to suspend the constitution is the final straw for all Republicans, particularly those who identify as “constitutional conservatives.”

Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader running for House Speaker, is an example of this conservative. Not long before Trump declared the Constitution should be thrown away, McCarthy said that when his party took control in January, they would prove they were true constitutionalists by reading “every single word” of the Constitution on the House floor.

On Sunday, Hakeem Jeffries, the new Democratic House leader, said that Trump had made a “strange statement” and that the Republicans would have to work out their differences with the former president and decide whether to break with him and try to be more reasonable, or whether to continue to support Trump’s and Trumpism’s extreme positions.

Dave Joyce of Ohio, chair of the moderate Republican Governance Group, was a guest on the same show. He was given five options to show that he would not vote for Trump if he became the Republican nominee in 2024. He declined every opportunity.

“Trump promises many things, but it doesn’t guarantee they’ll happen,” Joyce remarked. We are making progress as a Republican majority and as a Republican conference. We intend to keep making advances in the future.

“I don’t see how you can move on if your candidate wants to suspend the constitution,” his host, George Stephanopoulos, added. “I don’t know how you’re going to go on,” he said.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. [Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times/Getty Images]

Mehdi Hasan, who hosts an MSNBC show, said on Saturday that all Republican members of Congress should be asked, “Do you agree with Donald Trump’s intention to “kill” ISIS?” “the US Constitution? Doesn’t his desire for something exclude him from running for president? Over the next three days, every Republican in the House and Senate will be asked the same two questions over and over.

Hasan also brought Trump’s supper with Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. He claimed that in just two weeks, the former president had “said or done things that would be lifelong problems for other politicians… he truly understands how to flood the zone.” Hasan meant that Trump had “said or done things that would be scandals for other politicians for the fact of their lives.” Trump’s right-wing political opponents were outraged by the remark.

“No American conservative can agree with Donald Trump’s call to suspend the constitution because of the results of the 2020 election,” said John Bolton, who served as George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations before becoming Donald Trump’s third national security adviser. This is what Bolton was quoted as saying by Trump’s national security adviser. And if he stands for president in 2024, all true conservatives must say “no” to him.

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