Top Republican Says Trump Deserves The Death Penalty For Treason Amid Ukraine Scandal
Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican 2020 hopeful, Bill Weld, appeared on MSNBC this week to talk about the possible consequences for Donald Trump allegedly selling out the country to Ukraine in exchange for dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Bide.
The former Massachusetts Governor sat down with MSNBC’s Morning Joe where he explained that the president’s actions in regard to the current Ukraine scandal are textbook acts of treason, and as such, the punishment is the death penalty.
“That is treason. It’s treason pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death,” Weld told the MSNBC host. “That’s the only penalty.”
The statement from the GOP candidate came as part of a larger panel of his fellow GOP challengers who were discussing the recent move by the Republican party to cancel primaries in an attempt to give Donald Trump a better chance.
“Obviously, canceling primaries undermines democratic institutions and democratic elections, but that’s far from the deepest dive crime that the president has committed here,” Weld stated matter-of-factly. “He has 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.”
“The penalty on the Constitution is removal from office,” the Republican candidate added. “And that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he can work out a plea deal.”
“The grounds for removal of office, impeachment, are treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” Weld continued. “We don’t have to worry about bribery anymore, we don’t have to worry about other high crimes and misdemeanors, although I think he committed many. We have treason and we can go right for the hoop.”
Weld went on to urge Republicans to stand up to Trump or their chances at winning an election would be slim to none.
“If they won’t say this is a bridge too far for us, then they really have no chance at the ballot box next year, not just President Trump but those members of the Senate.”
“It’s well past time for this guy, in my opinion, to be carted off to save us all,” he said. “He’s daring us all to let him be totally lawless. He has no respect for the law, he has no knowledge base under any issues. Why do we want this man as president of the United States? I don’t get it.”
Take a look at his comments in the video clip below: