Former US President Donald Trump has caused outrage – including in his own ranks – by calling for the US Constitution to be scrapped due to alleged fraud in the 2020 election. The 76-year-old claimed on social media platform Truth Social over the weekend: “Operation A massive fraud of this kind and scale allows for the abolition of all rules, regulations and articles, including those in the Constitution.”
Trump has suggested he should be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election — or re-election. To this day he never admits his apparent defeat, and his persistent claims that he was cheated into winning have never been substantiated.
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The Democrats of incumbent President Joe Biden, as well as Trump’s critics in his Republican party, classified these statements as unacceptable. Republican Representative Liz Cheney wrote on Twitter: “No honest person can deny that Trump is an enemy of the Constitution.”
Republican Adam Kinzinger tweeted: “This is crazy.” When the former president called for the overthrow of the constitution, “no conservative can legitimately support it, and not a single supporter can be called a conservative.”
Cheney and Kinzinger are among the harshest internal critics of the out-voted former president. Both are currently members of the House of Representatives, but will resign at the beginning of the year. The Republican leadership in Congress has not yet commented.
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