What Pence, other leading Republicans are saying about Trump’s call to overturn the Constitution

Top Republicans on Monday pushed back on former President Donald Trump’s apparent call to overturn the Constitution over unsubstantiated allegations of “massive and widespread” voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

“I have to tell you that I think everybody in public office, everybody who wants to serve or serve again, should be very clear that we support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Former Vice President Mike Pence said about it South Carolina radio station on Monday.

Pence noted that all federal officials take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, adding that he believed Trump had lived up to that oath during his four years as No. 2, even as the 76-year-old Trump. Pressured him to reject the 2020 election results.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-D.), the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, also weighed in on Trump’s weekend comments on Monday, telling reporters he “couldn’t agree more” with the former president and calling Trump’s point he left. “golden opportunity” statement for 2024 GOP Presidential Candidates.

“Of course I don’t agree with that. I swear to defend the Constitution, and that fundamental principle is the foundation of our country. So I couldn’t agree more” Tune said, according to the Hill.

Top Republican officials have condemned former President Donald Trump's calls to repeal the Constitution over unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
Top Republican officials have condemned former President Donald Trump’s calls to repeal the Constitution over unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
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“If you are one of the other people who are interested [in] Working this year, it’s definitely an opportunity to create some contrast,” Tune continued, adding, “I don’t see what the theory could be. [be] behind this specific campaign strategy, but he says what he says. I don’t think anyone can control that, but if you’re one of the other candidates, I think it’s a golden opportunity.”

Recently re-elected Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) defeated a Trump-backed Republican challenger, calling Trump’s remarks on Sunday “an insult to our Republic.”

“Proposing the repeal of our Constitution is not only a betrayal of our oath, but an insult to our republic.” he wrote on Twitter.

Trump, who? announced his 2024 presidential candidacy last monthmade a strange comment in response to Revelations on Friday Twitter employees have in some cases deleted posts that angered Democratic officials, and a small group of executives at the social media company decided to suppress The Post’s October 2020 exposé on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.

“So, with the exposure of MASSIVE AND WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND CORRUPTION in close collaboration with Big Tech, the DNC, and the Democratic Party, will you announce the 2020 Presidential election results and declare the REAL Winner? do you have? A NEW ELECTION? A public fraud of this type and magnitude would allow the nullification of all rules, regulations and articles, even those contained in the Constitution. Our great “Founders” did not want and will not agree to false and fraudulent elections!” Trump wrote on Saturday’s Truth Social Post.

Former Vice President Mike Pence said anyone seeking office must pledge to “support and defend the Constitution.”
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On Monday, the former president claimed he did not want to “repeal” the Constitution, calling such reports “more FALSE INFORMATION AND LIES.”

“Fake News is actually trying to convince the American people that I am going to ‘repeal’ the Constitution.” It’s just FALSE INFORMATION AND LIES like RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA and their other HALBUS AND SCAMS. ACT IMMEDIATELY when there is “GRASS AND WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND FRAUD” as irrefutably proven in the 2020 Presidential Election I told RIGA that action was needed to CORRECT. Only FOOLS would disagree and accept STOLEN ELECTIONS. TO ME!” Trump wrote on Monday in a social media post.

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