McMullin: All Americans must stand up to Trump
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Evan McMullin on Tuesday blasted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order MORE for the president-elect's proposal to punish protesters who burn the American flag.

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The former independent presidential candidate went on a tweetstorm against Trump, urging Americans to resist the president-elect's "rhetorical and literal violations" of constitutional rights.
 
McMullin began by responding to Trump's tweet that proposed a "consequence" for anyone who burned the U.S. flag.
 
"@realDonaldTrump, what we are allowed to do is dictated by our God-given rights which are enshrined in the Constitution, not by you," he tweeted.
 
McMullin then said the Constitution protects free speech but will not protect Trump from impeachment. He also urged Americans to take a stand against Trump.
 
"Our Constitution protects our rights to such expression, but it does not protect presidents who violate them from impeachment," he wrote.
 
"And it is time for our elected leaders, who we empower to represent us, to stand up as well. If they will not, what is their purpose?" McMullin added.
 
Trump sparked widespread criticism from members of both parties after tweeting that protesters who burn the American flag should face potential jail sentences or loss of citizenship.