End parts of the Constitution: Trump

Former President Donald Trump is being reprimanded after calling for the “termination” of parts of the US Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen.

Trump, who announced last month that he is running for president again, did so over the weekend on his Truth Social media platform.

“A massive fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, even those in the Constitution,” he wrote.

“Our great ‘founders’ did not and would not condone false and fraudulent elections!”

Hakeem Jeffries, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, on Sunday described Trump’s statement as strange and extreme and said Republicans will have to make a choice whether to continue to embrace Trump’s anti-democratic views.

“Republicans will have to sort out their issues with the former president and decide whether to break with him and return to a semblance of reasonableness or continue to lean on extremism, not just from Trump, but from Trumpism,” Jeffrey said.

Trump, the first to be impeached twice and whose term ended when his supporters violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021 in a deadly attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power, faces escalating criminal investigations, including several that could lead to charges .

They include the investigation of classified documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and ongoing state and federal investigations related to attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s comments came after Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said he would reveal how Twitter engaged in “suppression of free speech” ahead of the 2020 election.

But files released Friday that focused on the tech company’s confused response to a story about Biden’s son Hunter don’t show Democrats trying to narrow down the story.

The White House attacked Trump on Saturday, saying, “You can’t just love America when you win.”

“The United States Constitution is a sacred document that has guaranteed for more than 200 years that liberty and the rule of law prevail in our great country,” spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.

“Attacking the constitution and all that it stands for is an abomination to the soul of our nation.”

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