December 16, 2022

Reps. Takano, Cicilline, and Cohen Introduce Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Calls to Terminate U.S. Constitution

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Steve Cohen (D-TN), introduced a resolution strongly condemning former president Donald J. Trump’s calls to terminate the U.S. Constitution. 

“Nearly two years ago, Donald Trump dealt a violent blow to the process of the peaceful transfer of power, questioning the legitimacy of our election results and inciting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “An ever-present danger, Trump now has threatened the very foundation our democracy rests upon—our most sacred Constitution. As a former president, Trump’s words are powerful and completely unacceptable. I call on my colleagues to join me in this condemnation.” 

“Donald Trump’s contempt for our country, our laws, and our Constitution clearly knows no bounds,” said Congressman Cicilline. “His behavior and rhetoric would be alarming from any public figure, but is downright dangerous coming from a man who incited an insurrection. As Members of the House, we all swore an oath to protect our Constitution – and we now all need to condemn Trump’s dangerous rhetoric.” 

“As the Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, it is my duty to protect our Republic from the demagogue who invited the January 6 insurrection and later proposed we suspend the Constitution,” said Rep. Steve Cohen. “I am proud to co-lead a resolution condemning Trump’s dangerous rhetoric and urge the House to pass it before year’s end.” 

The text of the resolution can be found here.