Insider: Trump won’t be able to terminate the US Constitution but a Republican-led effort to rewrite it continues
Insider: Trump won't be able to terminate the US Constitution but a Republican-led effort to rewrite it continues
Senior Republicans torched Donald Trump’s idea to terminate parts of the Constitution. While the former president’s far-fetched idea will likely never come to pass, his allies are busy pushing an unprecedented rewrite of the foundational document that would fundamentally alter Americans’ daily lives.
While nationally, conservatives are frustrated by the lack of a red wave in the midterms, 2023 will offer them more opportunities to build on progress in pushing for a constitutional convention. …
“We also know hearing what the opposition is talking about that they are going to be hitting every state that they can think of,” Viki Harrison, director of Constitutional Convention and Protecting Dissent Programs at Common Cause, told Insider. …
Harrison and others involved in trying to thwart the movement have said that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has fundamentally changed how Americans respond to this issue. While the high court has no role in a convention, Harrison said people are now aware that major changes to fundamental rights can occur.
“We’re talking about rights about Americans have taken for granted,” Harrison said. “I think that is what has woken the public up and why I am talking to way more about this this year than last year .”