Weld Claims Trump’s Actions in Ukraine Could Be Worthy of the Death Penalty: ‘That Is Treason’

Former Governor Bill Weld (R-Mass.) believes President Donald Trump’s alleged pressuring of Ukraine to turn over dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden is treasonous.

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.).

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Total BS! Let Trump do his job! You are digging up stuff to get rid of him because you never liked him. He is a great President and has done well for the USA! BETTER THAN OBAMMA & other presidents we won’t bother naming! We all know them why waste words on them. Most of this crap is Pesky Pelosi digging in crap! She needs to go! Start her impeachment by Friday!!! Time to get rid of a few Democrats Period!!! TRUMPET2020🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 the one President that really cares about the USA!!! He does work for the citizens!!! Ps: build the… Read more »


Weld to himself, “Let’s see, what can I do to jump the shark, Shamu and Moby Dick, in one great leap while making myself a laughingstock?”


Good call Bill. Let’s expand the definition of treason just as you’d like. Idiot. Be really careful what you ask for or YOU might find yourself at the end of a rope. I could easily see the execution of many players in the collusion delusion, an orchestrated COLLUSION which CONSPIRED to attack the president AND the will of the American people. Certain other unthinking idiots have used “King Donald” and not as a joke. They have NO clue. They also fail to understand the implications of a TRUE dictatorship. A king would execute his enemies (bye-bye NYT, Washington Post, MSNBC… Read more »


Delusion doesn’t quite cover this moronic train of thought. Taking Welds logic to the extreme this means every person who runs for POTUS is suicidal. After all every POTUS talks to other foreign leaders and they are not exchanging prize winning pecan pie recipes I’m sure.


This RINO needs to stop smoking that off brand weed he must have gotten from Gary Johnson in New Mexico . IF what Trump has done in talking to his counterparts is treasonous, then that phony, unverified dossier Hillary, Barry and all their comrades in the DNC, FBI and DOJ bought would qualify them for the firing squad.





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