GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Condemns Trump's Call To Terminate Constitution




  • In Politics
  • 2022-12-05 15:34:06Z
  • By HuffPost
 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) condemned Donald Trump's call to "terminate" the U.S. Constitution over his false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Murkowski wrote on Twitter:

The Alaska Republican was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict the former president during his second Senate impeachment trial.

Trump over the weekend suggested that Twitter messages between the social media platform's leaders in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election discussing Joe Biden's son Hunter warranted a complete election redo or simply a coup in which he would be installed as president.

"A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," Trump wrote on Truth Social, the platform he started after being kicked off Twitter after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, where his supporters violently sought to prevent Biden's certification as president.

Most congressional Republicans stayed silent in the wake of Trump's post on Saturday, though many are expected to weigh in later on Monday after they return to Washington. A few did speak out over the weekend, however.

Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he "vehemently" disagrees and "absolutely" condemns the remarks.

GOP Rep.-elect Mike Lawler of New York also objected to the remarks in an interview on CNN, saying he "obviously" didn't support it.

"The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American," Lawler said. "I think the former president would be well-advised to focus on the future, if he is going to run for president again."

Trump announced his second bid for president last month while facing federal investigations over his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. He's already come under fire since then for dining with an avowed white nationalist, but few Republicans have yet flatly ruled out supporting him should he win the 2024 GOP nomination.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Kentucky
Kentucky's Craft faces pushback on drug-related campaign ad
  • World
  • 2023-02-06 22:34:15Z

Facing an early test in her bid to become Kentucky's next governor, Republican Kelly Craft is trying to navigate turbulence caused by one of her first ads...

15 Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders
15 Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Most Egregious Lies And Outrageous Remarks

The Arkansas governor, who's admitted under oath to lying to the press, will deliver the GOP's response to Biden's State of the Union address this week.

U.S. imposes security zone in search for Chinese balloon remnants
U.S. imposes security zone in search for Chinese balloon remnants
  • US
  • 2023-02-06 20:50:45Z

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday imposed a temporary security zone in waters off South Carolina during the military's search and recovery of debris from a...

National Enquirer sold to group that includes indicted ex-MoviePass chairman
National Enquirer sold to group that includes indicted ex-MoviePass chairman

The National Enquirer, the tabloid at the center of many controversies involving former President Donald Trump, will be sold to a joint venture involving...

Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden's laptop to be tossed into Republican investigation machine with hearing this week

House Republicans question whether Hunter Biden peddles influence. But President Joe Biden has denied profiting from his son's deals.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Politics