Did Donald Trump commit treason? Some think so. The former president has been accused of breaking numerous laws and of other indiscretions during his four-year term. With losing the White House and both Houses of Congress in the hands of the Democrats, Trump stands accused of mobilizing a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to defy election results. In the process, he is accused of fomenting a deadly insurrection against the U.S. Senate, and that is treason in textbook terms.
The question is, did Donald Trump commit treason? It is impossible to say with certainty. But what is certain is that we can do something about the election results. While the courts and Congress may never be able to get rid of Trump and his cadre, we can take steps to keep the constitutional system of government intact. While Trump ignores the polls and the results, his enablers continue to flout the law and refuse to accept the election results.
A positive trend is that many of Trump’s most ardent supporters are distancing themselves from the former President. Even his own family members have declared that it was obvious that Trump did not win in 2020.
There have been numerous times in US History – especially before the modern presidency – where election results were suspicious. The 2000 election in which Al Gore lost and the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy won are two examples. Both were victories of the narrowest margins and with suspicious events surrounding them. The results of the 2020 election were clear. Donald Trump lost.