The former Massachusetts governor, Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld said that Trump should face the death penalty for treason over the impeachment investigation he is facing.
During an interview on MSNBC’S Morning Joe, Weld said:
“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 were 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.
Walsh chimed in,
“Donald Trump needs to be impeached. Period. As Bill Weld just said, he told a foreign leader two months ago to interfere in our 2020 election. He needs to be impeached.”
Earlier in the week, Trump punched back, bizarrely, while speaking to a room full of career diplomats,
“Who’s the person that gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to spy. You know what we used to do in the old days, when we were smart, right? The spies and treason? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
In other words,
“Off with their heads!”
(Photos, YouTube; via Daily Mail)