According to a yet-to-be-seen whistleblower’s report, President Trump has been denying Ukraine military aid because he wants the country to turn over dirt on Biden’s alleged strongarming of a Ukrainian prosecutor to benefit his son, Hunter Biden.
Several Democrats, including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) have called this alleged behavior impeachable.
Weld, however, took it one step further. He believes the alleged behavior is treasonous.
During Monday’s interview on MSNBC about the canceling of Republican presidential primaries throughout the United States, Weld told host Joe Scarborough that he believes Trump’s actions in Ukraine could be worthy of the death penalty.
Watch Weld’s comments below:
“Obviously, canceling primaries undermines democratic institutions and democratic elections, but that’s far from the deepest dive crime that the president has committed here. He’s now acknowledged that in a single phone call right after he suspended $250 million of military aid to Ukraine, he called up the president of Ukraine and pressed him eight times to investigate Joe Biden — who the president thinks is going to be running against him. 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 removal from office. And that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he can work out a plea deal.”
As Weld told IJR previously, he has been a long-time supporter of impeaching President Trump for what he believes was obstruction of justice highlighted in the Mueller report.
Weld is one of the three Republicans primarying President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, along with former Governor Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and former Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.).