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Former President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday after calling for the “cancellation” of parts of the US Constitution to overturn the 2020 election, with a top Democrat calling him a “danger to our democracy.”
“A massive fraud of this type and magnitude enables the repeal of every rule, regulation and article, even those found in the Constitution,” Mr Trump wrote, repeating his previously debunked allegations of voter fraud. “Our great ‘founders’ did not and will not condone false and fraudulent elections!”
“He’s calling for an end to America’s constitutional democracy,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “He’s out of control and a threat to our democracy.”
The twice-impeached President’s statements were condemned by both parties, as Republican Representative Mike Turner also “vehemently” disagreed with his statements.
“There is a political process that has to go ahead before anyone becomes a front runner or even a candidate for the party,” he said. “I think people will certainly consider a statement like that when evaluating a candidate.”
Trump a “danger to democracy,” says Chuck Schumer
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has criticized Donald Trump for flouting rules “found in the Constitution” and calling him a “danger” to American democracy.
“He is calling for an end to America’s constitutional democracy,” said Mr. Schumer. “He’s out of control and a threat to our democracy.”
Namita SinghDecember 5, 2022 05:00
Jeffries criticizes Republicans for their continued association with Trump
Former President Donald Trump has been rebuked after he called for parts of the constitution to be “cancelled” over his unsubstantiated claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
Mr Trump, who announced last month that he was running for president again, made the claim on his social media platform Truth over the weekend.
“A massive fraud of this nature and magnitude allows for the repeal of all rules, regulations and articles, even those contained in the Constitution,” wrote the twice-impeached President. “Our great ‘founders’ did not and will not condone false and fraudulent elections!”
New House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries yesterday described Mr Trump’s statement as strange and extreme and said Republicans must choose whether to continue to embrace Trump’s anti-democratic views.
Namita SinghDecember 5, 2022 4:14 am
Welcome to that of the independent US Politics blog for Monday 5th December 2022, where we provide the latest on the controversies sparked by former President Donald Trump.
Namita SinghDecember 5, 2022 3:43 am