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Republicans, Democrats and Elon Musk are all speaking out against former President Donald Trump’s statement that sections of the Constitution should be terminated. Trump’s statement was a response to the release of part one of the so-called “Twitter files.”

On Friday night, Journalist Matt Taibbi shared internal company emails that revealed both the Trump and Biden teams emailed Twitter executives and asked them to fact-check or remove certain tweets during the 2020 presidential campaign. Twitter complied. In one email, a Twitter executive sent a list of tweets to another executive with the note, “more to review from the Biden team.” The recipient responded three hours later, “handled these.”

Taibbi also publicized emails that show Twitter executives struggled to explain how censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story fit their hacked materials policy. They questioned whether their explanations were adequate.

Trump responded with a post on his Truth Social site that stated, “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” 

But Trump is being shot down.

The Constitution is greater than any President,” Elon Musk responded.

The condemnation has come from both sitting members of congress and those that were just elected in November. 

“Obviously I don’t support that. The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American. So I certainly don’t endorse that language or that sentiment,”  Rep. Elect Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., said on CNN’s State of the Union.

“Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned. You cannot only love America when you win,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement. 

The newly elected House Democratic Leader, who is taking over for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Republicans must figure out Trump’s role in their party.

“The Republicans are going to have to work out their issues with the former president and decide whether they’re going to break from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness, or continue to lean into the extremism, not just of Trump but of Trump-ism,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said on ABC’s This Week.

Musk tweeted Saturday that part two of the “Twitter Files” will be released in the next day or so.

Republicans, Democrats and Elon Musk are all speaking out against Former President Donald Trump’s statement that sections of the constitution should be terminated. 

Here’s what happened. 

On Friday nigh t, journalist Matt Taibii released part one of what’s being called the “Twitter files”. It revealed that during the 2020 presidential campaign, both the Trump and Biden teams would email Twitter executives and ask them to fact check or remove certain tweets. Twitter complied. In one email, a twitter executive wrote to another- “more to review from the Biden team,” with a list of tweets. The recipient responded  three hours later, “handled these.” Taibbi also revealed Twitter executives struggled to explain how censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story fit their hacked materials policy. Twitter executives questioned whether their explanations were adequate. 

Trump responded on his Truth Social site that: “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” 

But Trump is being shot down. 

Elon Musk responded by tweeting: The Constitution is greater than any President.

Rep Elect Mike Lawler: “Obviously I don’t support that. The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American. So I certainly don’t endorse that language or that sentiment.”

The White House said in a statement: “Attacking the Constitution…should be universally condemned. You cannot only love America when you win.”

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: “The Republicans are going to have to work out their issues with the former president and decide whether they’re going to break from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness, or continue to lean into the extremism, not just of Trump but of Trump-ism.”

Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.

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Republicans, Democrats and Elon Musk are all speaking out against former President Donald Trump’s statement that sections of the Constitution should be terminated. Trump’s statement was a response to the release of part one of the so-called “Twitter files.”

On Friday night, Journalist Matt Taibbi shared internal company emails that revealed both the Trump and Biden teams emailed Twitter executives and asked them to fact-check or remove certain tweets during the 2020 presidential campaign. Twitter complied. In one email, a Twitter executive sent a list of tweets to another executive with the note, “more to review from the Biden team.” The recipient responded three hours later, “handled these.”

Taibbi also publicized emails that show Twitter executives struggled to explain how censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story fit their hacked materials policy. They questioned whether their explanations were adequate.

Trump responded with a post on his Truth Social site that stated, “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” 

But Trump is being shot down.

The Constitution is greater than any President,” Elon Musk responded.

The condemnation has come from both sitting members of congress and those that were just elected in November. 

“Obviously I don’t support that. The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American. So I certainly don’t endorse that language or that sentiment,”  Rep. Elect Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., said on CNN’s State of the Union.

“Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned. You cannot only love America when you win,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement. 

The newly elected House Democratic Leader, who is taking over for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Republicans must figure out Trump’s role in their party.

“The Republicans are going to have to work out their issues with the former president and decide whether they’re going to break from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness, or continue to lean into the extremism, not just of Trump but of Trump-ism,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said on ABC’s This Week.

Musk tweeted Saturday that part two of the “Twitter Files” will be released in the next day or so.

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