Former President Donald Trump could “simply be reinstated” as president and fill the remainder of President Joe Biden’s term, attorney Sidney Powell claimed.
Powell made her remarks at the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup,” a right-wing conference in Dallas on Saturday, May 29. The conference also featured retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, who echoed the former president’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 November election, Washington Examiner reported.
“We’re definitely in uncharted territory. There are cases where elections have been overturned. But there’s never been one at the presidential level where everybody will jump to point out. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done, though. There’s always the first case. And as far as I know, this is the first case of abject fraud and obtaining a coup of the United States of America. So, it’s going to have to be dealt with. It should be that he can simply be reinstated, that a new inauguration day is set. And Biden is told to move out of the White House. And President Trump should be moved back in,” Powell’s words drew a round of applause from the audience.
Sidney Powell states that Trump should simply be reinstated and that a new inauguration day be set due to “abject fraud and obtaining a coup of the United States of America.” pic.twitter.com/F3tfSvg8dG— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) May 30, 2021
Powell was the face of the Trump campaign’s attempt to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election at the height of Trump’s election fraud claims. After Powell vowed to “blow up” Georgia with post-election litigation in an interview with Newsmax TV, Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and legal adviser Jenna Ellis released a joint statement declaring Powell was “not a member of the Trump Legal Team.”
The Dominion voting machine company is accusing her of misrepresenting the company to profit herself financially. Powell has tried to dismiss Dominion’s $1.3 billion lawsuit against her, alleging that her various remarks about Dominion were assertions of opinion.
In response to Powell’s comment, Ellis responded on Twitter to dispute Powells remark, writing, “No, President Trump is not going to be ‘reinstated.'”
“The election was lawless, [and] six states allowed their delegates to vote by false certifications, but the [electoral college] process happened,” Ellis wrote Sunday evening, adding a description of the line of presidential succession in the United States.
“The Constitution has only one process for removal of a sitting president: impeachment and conviction,” she added.
The 20th Amendment specifies that after the previous administration leaves, “terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, … and the terms of their successors shall then begin”
If a president of the United States becomes unable to serve, the 25th Amendment elevates the vice president to the post of president.