William Weld the most liberal Republican to come out of Massachusetts since Mitt Romney says that President Trump should receive the death penalty for treason for threatening Ukraine over Biden investigation.
But, of course, Trump didn’t pressure Ukraine but Joe Biden and Sen Chris Murphy did. So did Sens Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Patrick Leahy.
Will they all be put to death on the orders of Bill Weld? Of course not. They are members of his party and their policies are identical. Weld is running for president as a Republican. He might win Massachusetts but that is the extent his political reach.
Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld implied that Donald Trump should face the death penalty for treason over the impeachment investigation he is facing.
The former Massachusetts Governor said that President Donald Trump’s ‘acts of treason’ in allegedly pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden deserved the death penalty.
During an interview on MSNBC’S Morning Joe, he claimed: ‘Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election, 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 the removal of office and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the President if he could work out a plea deal.’
There appeared to be audible gasps in the studio as Weld made the remarks during a joint interview with two other Republicans challenging Trump for the GOP nomination, former congressmen Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford.
‘Donald Trump needs to be impeached. Period,’ Walsh said. ‘As Bill Weld just said, he told a foreign leader two months ago to interfere in our 2020 election. He needs to be impeached.’
Sanford, who also served as governor of South Carolina, echoed Weld and Walsh’s strong rhetoric.