Weld: ‘All of this is totally unprecedented’

As a young lawyer working for the congressional committee investigating President Nixon, Bill Weld’s job was to study every impeachment that had previously occurred in Great Britain and the United States.

Now he’s running in the Republican primary against the third president ever to be impeached by Congress: Donald Trump. He has some perspective.

“All of this is totally unprecedented. We’ve never had a president who came anywhere near this,” said Weld.

The former federal prosecutor and twice-elected Massachusetts governor visited The Codcast on Friday to share his thoughts on President Trump, the impeachment, and his campaign.

Weld plans to compete in every state where he is legally permitted to be on the ballot, and he thinks it is “looney tunes” that the Massachusetts Republican party suggested he should not be eligible for the ballot here.