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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Terminating the Constitution -- Update

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's record of disregarding the rule of law.  Our next book, Divided We Stand, looks at the 2020 election and the January 6 insurrection.   Trump and his minions falsely claimed that he won the election, and have kept repeating the Big Lie And we now know how close he came to subverting the Constitution.   

From CREW:
In December 2022, Donald Trump called for the termination of the United States Constitution, citing his long-debunked Big Lie of a stolen election. In a post on Truth Social, Trump wrote “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”


Of the 336 former and current GOP members of Congress and governors listed in CREW’s tracker, only 36 have commented on Trump’s call to terminate the constitution at all. From these comments, 29 officials have disagreed with Trump’s statement to terminate the constitution and seven officials do not see his remarks as problematic or a threat to our democracy. None of the 20 House committee chairs have commented on Trump’s statements, and of those 20, only Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12), Jim Jordan (OH-4), Mark Green (TN-7), and Roger Williams (TX-25) have expressed support for Trump’s 2024 candidacy. Thus far, 75 GOP members of Congress and governors are either supporting Trump’s 2024 Presidential run or backing whoever becomes the Republican nominee. Only 19 members of the GOP that CREW tracked have firmly spoken against Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.