Former President Trump’s remarks that parts of the Constitution should be terminated so that the 2020 presidential elections could be redone have left many GOP members in a precarious position as they are quite adamant supporters of the document.
Several House and Senate Republicans have been vocal about how the GOP closely follows the constitution, and in fact, will often refer to themselves as “constitutional conservatives.”
However, Trump’s latest controversial statement has left many of these lawmakers in a complicated position as they would either need to support the Constitution or Trump.
Doug Heye, a former Republican National Committee spokesperson, said that currently, anyone who refers to themselves as a constitutional conservative would have a hard time supporting Trump, especially following the recent elections.
Trump’s comments have led to many criticisms. Originally, his posts on Truth Social were meant to be a response to the recently released Twitter documents which showed communications between employees that were agreeing to limit the reach of the story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 election.
On Saturday Trump took to Truth Social to write about how this was proof of widespread and massive fraud that would allow “for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
However, on Monday said that he did not believe in the termination of the Constitution but rather he believed that the 2020 election needed to be redone or that he should be declared the winner of the previous election.