Massachusetts Republican Bill Weld made some crazy claims over the weekend.
He suggested that the stupid Ukraine non-troversy was Trump committing treason and even mentioned the death penalty.
Naturally, no one at MSNBC pushed back on any of this.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Weld: Trump Committed ‘Treason’
Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld said during an interview Monday President Donald Trump had committed treason and would be fortunate to leave office as an “alternative” to receiving the death penalty.
Weld said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Trump’s reported pressuring of Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic hopeful Joe Biden and his son Hunter constituted a treasonous offense, and there was only one remedy in the U.S. penal code.
“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election,” Weld said. “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 removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he can work out a plea deal.”
Weld was joined on the MSNBC program by fellow GOP primary challengers Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh to discuss the canceling of Republican primary elections in several states, most recently Alaska.
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Bill weld actually thinks he has a chance to beat Trump in 2020. That’s just crazy.
The Hill reports:
Trump challenger Bill Weld: ‘My goal is to win’
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) said Friday that he intends to beat President Trump in the Republican primary, touting himself as a viable alternative.
“My goal is to win,” Weld told Hill.TV.
He said that even if he falls short in his long-shot bid, he wouldn’t consider it a complete loss.
“If I contributed to Mr. Trump not getting reelected, would that be winning?” Weld asked. “The answer is it would be a solid achievement that I would be proud to have done. But it wouldn’t be winning.”
In his interview with Hill.TV, the White House hopeful laid out his plan for winning the nomination, saying he will focus on broadening the electorate, especially in states like New Hampshire that have open primaries.
Bill Weld is dreaming.
And he’s in for a big surprise in 2020.