Washington: Former President Donald Trump was reprimanded on Sunday by officials from both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the 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 work through 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. said Jeffrey.
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 at Mar-a-Lago, and ongoing state and federal investigations into attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Asked about Trump’s comments on Sunday, Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, the top Republican on the House intelligence committee, said he “vehemently disagreed” and “absolutely” condemned the comments, saying they were a factor should be when Republicans decide who should lead their party in 2024.