Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who has launched a Republican primary challenge against President Trump, said the president could face execution by treason based on an anonymous whistleblower's accusation that President Trump, in a phone call last month, inappropriately asked the president of Ukraine to look into allegations of corruption involving former VP Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and a Ukrainian energy company.
"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," Weld said. "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 under the Constitution is removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal," Weld suggested.
"He’s such a lawless man. We’ve got treason, and we don’t have to dribble around the court. We can go right for the hoop," he said. "It’s well past time for this guy, in my opinion, to be carted off to save us all. He's daring us all to let him be totally lawless!"
"He has no understanding of the law, he has no respect for the law, he has no knowledge base of any issues, why do we want this man as president fo the United States?"