Republican confronted because Donald Trump does not respect the Constitution

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Bill Cassidy one of seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict donald trump In his second impeachment trial, he faced NBC News’ Meet the press Sunday morning about whether or not the former president will follow the U.S. Constitution if he is re-elected.

“Now, that’s kind of hypothetical and it’s hard for me to address,” the Louisiana senator told the host. Kristen Welker. “That’s the kind of question people ask, almost begging for an answer. We have checks and balances in our system that, if a person tries to act unconstitutionally, in theory they can be checked.”

The context:

Cassidy voted to convict Trump on an impeachment charge accusing the former president of provoking the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol in a decision that separated the Republican senator from most others within the your group.

Shortly after the final impeachment hearing, Cassidy said in February 2021 that he supported conviction because the former president “is guilty.”

“Our Constitution and our country are more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” he wrote on social media at the time.

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Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, is seen February 8 in Washington, DC. Inset: Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks with his supporters during a rally Saturday in Vandalia, Ohio. Cassidy…

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What we know:

In December 2022, Trump once again pushed the unfounded claim who lost the 2020 election due to widespread voter fraud.

“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, his social media platform, on December 3, 2022. “Our great ‘Founder’ did not want, and would not tolerate, false and fraudulent elections!”

The former president’s position was denounced by the White House and generated calls urging then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will weigh in.

Trump later attempted to retract his statement, writing via Truth Social on December 5, 2022: “The fake news is actually trying to convince the American people that I said I wanted to ‘end’ the Constitution. This is simply more MISINFORMATION AND LIES”. “.

He continued: “What I said was that when there is ‘MASSIVE AND WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND DECEPTION’, as has been irrefutably demonstrated in the 2020 presidential election, action must be taken immediately to CORRECT THE WRONG. Only FOOLS would disagree with that and they would accept STOLEN ELECTIONS. MAGA!”

news week reached out to the Trump campaign for a statement Sunday morning. This story will be updated with any comments provided.

Points of view:

When pressed by Welker on Sunday, Cassidy said President Joe Biden acted “unconstitutionally” by forgiving billions in student loan debt through the HEROES Act, which was ultimately repealed by the Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling.

Welker asked Cassidy if it was fair to compare the act of student loan forgiveness to the overturning of a free and fair election.

“I’m not drawing any equivalence. Period, end of story,” Cassidy said. “There isn’t. But theoretically I can’t say hypothetically that Trump is going to do one thing or another.”

Earlier this month, Welker asked another Republican, former presidential candidate nikki haleywhether he believed Trump would respect the United States Constitution if elected to a second term.

Welker asked, “What does that say about the state of the Republican Party if you don’t know whether the GOP front-runner will follow the Constitution?”

“That’s not the Republican Party. That’s Donald Trump,” Haley responded. “What I’m saying is we deserve better. Americans deserve better. We can’t say our two best options are Joe Biden and Donald Trump.”

Whats Next?

Trump just wrapped up an eventful legal week, with important developments in three of the four criminal cases facing the presumptive Republican presidential candidate.

In Georgia, Nathan Wade resigned as special prosecutor in Trump election interference case after a judge concluded he had an inappropriate relationship with the Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis. Separately in Florida, the judge Aileen Canon rejected an attempt by Trump’s legal team to dismiss his classified documents case. Then, in New York, his trial for allegedly facilitating the payment of hush money to an adult film star. Stormy Daniel It was delayed.

Attorney Bernard Alexander, a partner at the Los Angeles-based firm Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP, previously said news week that Trump’s legal team is probably satisfied with the past week and believes they have achieved a series of “small victories.”

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges he faces in the Georgia hush money, classified documents and election interference cases, along with separate federal charges related to allegations that he broke the law by trying to overturn the 2020 nationwide election.