The Left Supports the Constitution — Except When It Doesn’t

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2022
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ANALYSIS

The Constitution must be defended — except when it must be jettisoned.

We’ve heard much upon the anniversary of January 6 about how Donald Trump wanted to distort the Constitution to get Vice President Mike Pence to try to throw the election to him a year ago.

And this was, indeed, a cockamamie, counter-constitutional scheme. Neither the Framers of the Constitution nor the drafters of the Twelfth Amendment, the provision in question that day, intended to invest unilateral power in one person to decide presidential elections.

Indeed, besides Pence, who refused to buckle to Trump’s...

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