Former president Donald Trump comments on terminating the Constitution after her announces a 2024 presidential run for the third consecutive time
On Monday, GOP senators blasted Donald Trump's weekend declaration that the Constitution could be suspended to restore him to the presidency, though the majority did not extend their repudiations to his bid for reelection in 2024.
Senate Republicans who responded to Trump's Saturday comments on Truth Social emphasized the significance of obeying the Constitution more than anything else.
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a member of the Senate GOP leadership who is retiring early next month, said: "Well, I think you take an oath to the Constitution, you don't take it provisionally." And I find it hard to believe a previous president would say that.
Trump rejoins the 2024 presidential race
Shortly before his Mar-a-Lago speech on Tuesday, November 15, former president Donald Trump filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission officially declaring himself a candidate for the presidency.
Donald Trump’s decision to become a candidate for the 2024 presidential elections has given rise to a turbulent time in American politics where the nation is divided between praising his abrasive but bold ruling style and criticizing it. During his time as president, he was often criticized over how he responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests that sprouted after the 2020 George Floyd incident.
Donald Trump, 70, is again seeking to become the president of the United States. If he scores a win in the general election set to happen in 2024, he will become the country’s 47th president.
However, before Trump can stand against President Biden, he must first secure a win in GOP presidential primary elections against major rivals, including his former vice president, Mike Pence, and Florida governor, Ron DeSantis.
Currently, Trump is in the pole position where he’s ahead of his competitors but has still not gained support from Republican voters. This is reflected in a survey conducted by Politico that found him to be winning by 47 percent in the GOP primary, hypothetically. DeSantis was a runner-up with 33 percent support.
Trump’s refusal to accept results from the 2020 election
The former president has continued to refuse the results from the 2020 election, where he lost to President Biden.
He has repeated the claim that Biden stole the race from him; however, he couldn’t back it up with any evidence.
This resulted in the incident on January 6th, 2021, when a group of his supporters forced their way into the Capitol and made the lawmakers evacuate the building. Following this, Trump was impeached the second time for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Both times, he was acquitted.
Trump’s announcement for the presidential run 2024 comes three months after the FBI conducted a search-and-seizure operation at his home in Mar-a-Lago, where they found more than three hundred classified documents.
Stay in the loop about the current political scenario by subscribing to Calle Ocho News today.