During these recent downright discouraging times, it can feel as though Donald Trump could commit blatant, brazen, public murder in the streets of Manhatten and before the day was through his attorney general Bill Barr, along with the rest of the Department of Justice, would have it all swept under the rug.
The ever-growing list of atrocities he’s committed and gotten away with thus far is a pretty good indicator of that — and it’s becoming extremely demoralizing. I mean, just look at what’s taking place as we speak. Trump has, without shame, colluded with yet another foreign country and it feels like no one with any standing gives a single damn about it.
But folks, there is hope. There is even a shred of hope for the Republican party — and it’s coming in the form of GOP candidate, Bill Weld.
The former Massachusetts Governor and Republican 2020 hopeful sat down with MSNBC’s Morning Joe where he explained that the president’s actions in regard to the current Ukraine scandal are textbook acts of treason, and as such, the punishment is the death penalty.
“That is treason. It’s treason pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death,” Weld told the MSNBC host. “That’s the only penalty.”
The statement from the GOP candidate came as part of a larger panel of his fellow GOP challengers who were discussing the recent move by the Republican party to cancel primaries in an attempt to give Donald Trump a better chance.
“Obviously, canceling primaries undermines democratic institutions and democratic elections, but that’s far from the deepest dive crime that the president has committed here,” Weld stated matter-of-factly. “He has now acknowledged that in a single phone call right after he suspended $250 million of military aid to Ukraine, he called up the president of Ukraine and pressed him eight times to investigate Joe Biden, who the president thinks is going to be running against him.”
“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election.”
“The penalty on the Constitution is removal from office,” the GOP candidate continued. “And that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he can work out a plea deal.”
“The grounds for removal of office, impeachment, are treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” Weld added. “We don’t have to worry about bribery anymore, we don’t have to worry about other high crimes and misdemeanors, although I think he committed many. We have treason and we can go right for the hoop.”
Weld went on to call on his fellow Republicans, most specifically those who are currently facing congressional seat reelections, stating, “If they won’t say this is a bridge too far for us, then they really have no chance at the ballot box next year, not just President Trump but those members of the Senate.”
“It’s well past time for this guy, in my opinion, to be carted off to save us all,” he said. “He’s daring us all to let him be totally lawless. He has no respect for the law, he has no knowledge base under any issues. Why do we want this man as president of the United States? I don’t get it.”
At least someone in that party has an ounce of sense about them.
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