Trump's remarks about U.S. Constitution draw criticisms from South Dakota's GOP politicians
Don’t expect South Dakota’s congressional delegation to help former President Donald Trump get rid of the United States Constitution.
Republican lawmakers who represent the Mount Rushmore State on Capitol Hill have rebuked the 45th president after he used social media to assert that his failed 2020 re-election bid should allow for “the termination” of the U.S. Constitution.
That’s not sitting well with public officials on both sides of the aisle, including Congressman Dusty Johnson and U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, all of whom have issued statements condemning Trump’s remarks.
“Americans have a deep appreciation for the Constitution and our Founding Fathers who risked their lives to establish it,” Rounds said, noting that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud changing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. “As elected officials, we take an oath to support and defend the Constitution. We should never dishonor that oath. No one is above the Constitution.”
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