Republicans elected to public office seem to think election is the road to power. If they read the Constitution, they might know that the national charter assigns duties and obligations and allocates the powers required to carry them out:
power to regulate weights and measures
power to mint currency
power to enter into treaties
power to fund a military to protect the nation
power to acquire new territory
What is missing is the power to tell the people, who govern, what to do. Which is why Justice Anthony Kennedy has reframed it as “the rule of law binds the government and all its officials.” Perhaps it is because Trump now understands that that he wants to terminate the Constitution.