If Attorney General Merrick Garland needed any more impetus to indict Donald Trump, this ought to do it. Trump is essentially saying “I did it before and I will do it again,” like the serial killer who taunts police with “stop me before I kill again.”

Jason Easley reports, Trump Is Basically Promising A Coup In 2024:

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Trump is off the deep end and making it clear that he intends to try to take back power by any means necessary in 2024.

This was Trump’s Truth Social post:

Trump is claiming that any election that he loses should be tossed out and a new one held because that is what the Founders would have wanted. Of course, the nation was founded in rebellion against the tyranny of a monarchy, which is defined as one person holding power and denying representation and voice to the population.

Donald Trump isn’t hiding it. He isn’t pretending to respect democracy. If the 2024 election doesn’t go in his favor, the failed former president is going to demand that the Constitution be terminated [as well as the rule of law], and a new election held [one that is rigged to ensure he is declared the winner.]

Such are the daydreams of the every day fascist.

Anyone who continues to support Donald Trump is by definition an insurrectionist, and is a traitor to the Constitution, the rule of law, and to the country. You will be treated accordingly.

Politico adds, POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s pre-runoff message: Terminate the Constitution:

Every Republican will be asked about Trump’s statement. The former president dined with antisemites last week, and now he says the Constitution should be discarded. If you are a Republican who thinks being asked to take a position on this is just some liberal media trap, consider what you would say if BARACK OBAMA or JOE BIDEN tweeted this.

UPDATE: The White House on Saturday responded to Donald Trump calling for the suspension of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election, saying in a statement, ‘You cannot only love America when you win’:

“The Constitution brings the American people together – regardless of party – and elected leaders swear to uphold it,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said. “Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned.”

In response to Trump’s call to suspend Constitutional laws, the DNC said in a statement: “Donald Trump lost by 7 million votes in 2020 and his calls to undermine our democracy cost his party key races in 2022. The continued silence by Republican leaders, including his potential primary competitors, shows a MAGA party that is beholden to Trumpism, his divisive rhetoric, and his extreme positions.”

Axios reports, Democrats react to Trump’s call to suspend Constitution (excerpt):

What they’re saying: “Trump just called for the suspension of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 results. Georgia VOTE. You stood tall against Trump and his minions last time. A win for Warnock is another win for democracy,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) tweeted Saturday.

  • “A few hours ago the leader of the republican party donald trump called for destroying the Constitution and making himself dictator,” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) tweeted.
  • “Every congressional reporter should demand responses from Congressional Republicans about Donald Trump’s call for the Constitution to be terminated … how many of them called themselves ‘Constitutional conservatives’ during the Obama years???” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted Saturday evening.
  • “Donald Trump wants to suspend the Constitution in the name of protecting the Constitution, just like he perpetrated election fraud in the name of preventing election fraud,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) tweeted.
  • “January 6 was Donald Trump’s attempt at terminating the US Constitution. He’s a repeat offender,” Torres added in another tweet.

RawStory adds:

Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia tweeted:

Days after Trump dined with men who praise Hitler and the Nazis, he demands the ‘termination’ of the Constitution’s electoral process so he can be illegally reinstated. Trump’s words and actions are unacceptable, they stoke hatred and political violence, and they are dangerous. Every Member of Congress swore an oath to ‘defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ Donald Trump has openly declared himself an enemy of the Constitution, and Republicans must repudiate him.

Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz said:

Trump just called for the suspension of the Constitution and it is the final straw for zero republicans, especially the ones who call themselves ‘constitutional conservatives.’

Where is any condemnation from Republican leadership in Congress?




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