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Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) tried to downplay former President Donald Trump's call to "terminate" the U.S. Constitution over the 2020 presidential election.
During an interview on Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan asked Turner about Trump's recent remarks.
"A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," the former president wrote over the weekend.
Brennan wondered whether the remarks should be "disqualifying" for a presidential candidate.
"It's certainly not consistent with the oath that we all take," Turner replied.
Brennan explained that Trump is currently the "frontrunner for the Republican nomination."
But Turner tried to downplay Trump's role in the Republican Party.
"Trump has made a thousand statements on which I disagree," the congressman opined. "There is a political process that has to go forward."
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"Constitutional conservatives are pretty clear about where they value the Constitution," Brennan interrupted.
"You do get to ask the questions, but I do get to pick my answer," Turner complained.
"I'm trying to get you to answer the question I'm asking," Brennan retorted.
"There is a political process that has to go forward before anybody is a frontrunner or anybody is, uh, even the candidate for the party," Turner said.
"Do you condemn him saying something like this?" the host wondered.
"Absolutely," the congressman insisted. "I believe, answering your question, that people are certainly going to take into consideration a statement like this as they evaluate a candidate."
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During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) criticized Donald Trump for his comment on Truth Social on Saturday that his belief about 2020 election fraud "... allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," but added that he would still support the former president if he is the 2024 GOP presidential candidate.
Stunning host George Stephanopoulos, the Ohio lawmaker at one point claimed people need to take Trump's comments "in context."
After discussing current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's chances of becoming House Speaker, the ABC host asked about Trump's Truth Social post.
"Now he's talking about suspending the Constitution. Can you support a candidate in 2024 who’s for suspending the Constitution?" the ABC host prompted.
"Well, again, it’s early. I think there are going to be a lot of people in the primary. I think, at the end of the day, you will -- whoever the Republicans end up picking, I'll fall in behind because that’s –," Joyce attempted before the host cut in with, "Even if it's Donald Trump and he’s called for suspending the Constitution?"
"Well, again, I think it's going to be a big field. I don’t think Donald Trump’s going to clear out the field like he did in ’16," the GOP lawmaker replied.
"That’s not what I'm asking. I'm asking you, if he's the nominee, will you support him?" Stephanopoulos tried again.
"I will support whoever the Republican nominee is," Joyce repeated. "And just don't think that, at this point, he will be able to get there because I think there’s a lot of other good quality candidates out there."
Joyce later added, "You know, he says a lot of things. You have to take him in context. And right now I have to worry about making sure this Republican Governance Group and the Republican majority, that we make things work for the American people. And I can't be really chasing every one of these crazy statements that come out about – from any of these candidates that come out."
Pressed again, he continued, "Well, you know, he says a lot of things that -- but that doesn’t mean that it’s ever going to happen. So you’ve got to separate fact from fantasy. And the fantasy is that we’re going to suspend the Constitution and go backwards. We're moving forward and we're going to continue to move forward as a Republican majority and as a Republican conference."
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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker is upset that former President Barack Obama mocked him for wanting to be a werewolf.
At a campaign event on Thursday, Obama recalled that Walker had ranted about whether it was better to be a vampire or werewolf.
"Since the last time I was here, Mr. Walker has been talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of Georgia. Like whether it's better to be a vampire or a werewolf," the former president said. "This is a debate that I must confess I once had myself when I was seven. Then I grew up."
Walker revealed that he was sore about Obama's remarks during an interview with Fox News on Sunday.
"You were listening to the former president, Barack Obama, talking about I'm talking about vampires and werewolves. You're 100% correct, but why don't they tell the whole story," he complained.
The candidate claimed that his remarks about vampires and werewolves had been about "faith."
"I don't know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not?" Walker said last month. "But let me tell you something that I found out: A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that."
"This would be funny if he wasn't running for Senate," Obama said on Thursday. "We all know some folks in our lives, who we don't wish them ill will, they say crazy stuff, and we're all like well, you know, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to them ... They're part of the family, but you don't give them serious responsibilities."
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