Someone needs to check behind the desk in former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago office.
I think Dear Leader may have replaced their ergonomically designed executive office chair with…a throne.
In a post on his social network, Truth Social, Trump ignorantly or on purpose misinterpreted a report on Twitter’s moderation decisions during the 2020 campaign, writing:
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, including those found in the Constitution.”Under normal circumstances, which, let’s be honest, haven’t existed for a very long time, a former president who suggested that we dismantle and discard the US Constitution would receive strong and immediate condemnation from everyone on the political spectrum.
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I mean, Trump is wading into old-school banana republic fascist dictatorship territory here. Juan Peron Territory. Anastasio Somoza Territory.
And in the days since the publication there have been condemnations of Trump’s statement. But with few exceptions, only by the Democrats.
One of those exceptions, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, a prominent member of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, tweeted:
“Donald Trump believes we must end ‘all rules, regulations and articles, including those found in the Constitution’ to repeal the 2020 election. That was his view on 6/1 and remains his view today. No honest person can now deny that Trump is an enemy of the Constitution.”
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The only other Republican on the committee, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, added: “With the former president calling to set aside the constitution, not a single conservative can legitimately support him, and no supporter can call themselves a conservative.”
I would not describe the Republicans who represent Arizona in Congress or those at the top of the Arizona Republican Party as conservative.
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I would call them cultists. That’s why he hasn’t heard words of condemnation from the likes of Republican Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, or state GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward.
And certainly not losing gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who’s been busy spending time at Mar-a-Lago playing Vanna White to Trump’s Pat Sajak.
Trump has tried unsuccessfully to backtrack on his comments, but without actually backtracking. What is the way of it. There are only a couple of reasons for Republicans to remain silent on the issue of Trump calling for the destruction of the Constitution.
They either agree with him and are comfortable with the idea of installing him as monarch, or they are afraid to publicly say they disagree with him, which means he already has dictatorial power over them.
What that means for Arizona, unfortunately, is that their allegiance is not to the Constitution or their constituents, but to Trump.
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This article originally appeared on the Arizona Republic: Arizona GOP is silent on Trump’s plan to become our king