A reporter twice asked Governor-elect Sarah Sanders today for a comment on her former boss Donald Trump’s call to terminate the constitution and other laws that would prevent him from being reinstalled as president despite losing the 2020 election.
She said she would only talk about Arkansas topics during a news conference to announce her pick of secretary of public safety. The job is currently being filled on an interim basis. She named Mike Hagar, currently commander of State Police Troop A, as her choice for the job, both as secretary of public safety and director of the State Police. Bill Bryant, the current State Police leader, had not been expected to continue in the post. A.J. Gary, who’s been acting as public safety secretary, will remain as director of the Division of Emergency Services.
Coverage of that is coming later, but I just wanted to update the silence of Republicans on Donald Trump’s seditious comments over the weekend.
As a reporter began to recount what Trump had said, she cut in and said, “My focus right now today is on the people of Arkansas …”
Pressed on whether she agreed at all with what he said, she said her only announcements would be about people she’d be nominating for state jobs.
She did manage to work in a jab at the “far left” who’ve “demonized” law enforcement and rampant crime in cities. None identified by name.
PS: Trump trolls are trying to say he did not speak of termination of the Constitution. His direct quote
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump posted on the Truth Social platform. “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”