Bill Weld considers charging POTUS with treason


We have heard all manner of tawdry and terrible attacks on President Trump over the course of his first term, and there appears to be no end in sight.

From the very onset of President Trump’s time in office there has been a carte blanche “resistance” to his rule, and it has been violent from the very get-go.  Kathy Griffin’s infamous beheading photo shoot ushered in a whole new era of American politics, and pushed the vitriolic envelope to incredible new lows.

Just fourteen days later, a former Bernie Sanders campaign worker attempted to assassinate the entire GOP charity baseball team as well, forcing Americans to see that Griffin stunt for what it truly was:  A dogwhistle call to arms.

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Now, as if we have learned nothing from such violence, a man who is planning to challenge the President in the 2020 primaries is calling for his execution on the grounds of “treason”.

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The unbelievable comment came from former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld during an appearance on MSNBC.

“Well, obviously, canceling primaries undermines democratic institutions and democratic elections, but that’s far from the deepest high crime the president has committed here,” Weld told host Joe Scarborough. “He’s now acknowledged that in a single phone call right after he suspended $250 million of military aid to Ukraine, he called up the president of Ukraine and pressed him eight times to investigate Joe Biden, who the president thinks is going to be running against him.”

“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election,” he continued. “It couldn’t be clearer, and that’s not just undermining democratic institutions — that is treason. It’s treason pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death. That’s the only penalty. The penalty on the Constitution is removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal.”

Weld previously ran as a Vice Presidential candidate along with Gary Johnson on the libertarian ticket, and one of two current primary challengers lining up to take on the President in 2020.

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