On Pearl Harbor Day, Paul Gosar supports Trump's call to 'terminate' the Constitution

Paul Gosar
Paul Gosar

At last, some of Arizona’s Republican leaders are beginning to weigh in on Donald Trump’s extraordinary call to terminate parts of the Constitution and make him president.

A couple of days ago, my colleague E.J. Montini marveled at their silence, as most any normal person would.

Trump on Saturday actually called for tossing our nation’s foundational document into the trash in order to overturn the results of the 2020 election, saying, “Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”

He has since tried to walk back his comment but no need to do that on Rep. Paul Gosar’s account.

Gosar chose the occasion of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to announce that he agrees with Trump.

On the day we remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who died in one of the worst attacks our country has ever seen.

Gosar's not the only one on board

Can you imagine?

“I support and agree with the former President. Unprecedented fraud requires unprecedented cure,” Gosar wrote in his since-deleted tweet, with the attached Trump quote.

It certainly would be unprecedented to throw the Constitution out with the rest of today’s garbage.

A spokesman for Gosar told Axios that Trump clarified his statement on Monday.

"Those who claim either Trump or Congressman Gosar don’t believe in the Constitution are acting in bad faith or are low IQ people unable to comprehend our language and our actions," the spokesperson said.

Or perhaps, they're acting on the fact that Gosar tweeted his agreement with Trump's original Saturday statement -- the one that talked about terminating the Constitution. And he did it right there on his official House account.

Kari Lake also supports Trump’s call for calling off parts of the Constitution, writing on Saturday, “Share if you agree.”

Still, Lake hasn't been elected to anything. She has sworn no oath to support the Constitution.

Will he swear that oath on a Bible?

Gosar, meanwhile, has done so six times. And on Jan. 3, the Arizona congressman is due to raise his right hand once again.

At that time, he will swear the time-honored oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

He’ll swear that he will “bear true faith and allegiance to the same” and that he will “take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.”

This, from the congressman who on Pearl Harbor Day called for “an unprecedented cure” to return Donald Trump to the White House.

Gosar should reconsider whether he wants to put his hand on a Bible and swear such an oath before God and country.

He also should reconsider whether he belongs in Congress.

Reach Roberts at laurie.roberts@arizonarepublic.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LaurieRoberts.

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