Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is foolish enough to challenge President Trump in the Republican primary for 2020.
Of course, he’s stepping up to the plate to bat for Trump to be removed from office over whistleblower allegations that President Trump said something inappropriate to the President of the Ukraine regarding Joe Biden and son Hunter’s sketchy dealings.
But, he’s not calling for impeachment like Democrats!
No, Bill Weld is calling for the death penalty for President Trump, whom he thinks committed “treason!”
Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Bill Weld discussed President Trump's confirmation that he did, in fact, talk about Biden with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,
“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.”
Watch Bill Weld's call for Trump to be put to death over "treason" here for yourself:
White House journalist Andrew Feinberg, who is no fan of Trump, however, pointed out that Bill Weld is just flat out wrong in his accusation that Trump committed treason.
Citing the Constitution, he posted this tweet in response to Weld:
USA Today has more to say about Weld's disgusting (and wrong) remarks:
Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld slammed President Donald Trump's contacts with the government of Ukraine in a television interview on Monday morning, calling Trump's actions "treason."
"Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election. 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," Weld said, speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"The penalty under 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," he added.
Trump has sparked controversy amid questions about his alleged pressuring of the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden. On Sunday, Trump acknowledgedhaving a conversation with the Ukranian president about Biden but said their conversation was appropriate.
Business Insider also said:
The Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld accused President Donald Trump of treason amid reports that Trump repeatedly urged the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son — and Weld said death was "the only penalty."
Weld made the astonishing remarks during a joint interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday alongside Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford, former congressmen who are also mounting long-shot presidential bids to wrest the GOP nomination from Trump.
"That's not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason. It's treason, pure and simple," Weld said. "And the penalty for treason under the US Code is death. That's the only penalty."