It’s no secret that the liberal left has been looking for ways to force ultra-popular Republican Donald Trump out of office, not the least of which includes finding him somehow legally culpable for the actions of those who besieged the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
Of course, this has proven difficult. Trump has not only been acquitted of “inciting” the protest at the Capitol during his second impeachment trial, but the Department of Justice doesn’t appear to have the stomach for prosecuting him either.
That hasn’t stopped some Democrats from making outrageous claims, however.
A leading member of the Jan. 6 select committee said Friday he “really would be surprised” if Attorney General Merrick Garland doesn’t act on the panel’s criminal referrals and indict former President Donald Trump for his conduct relating to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“I do think it’s very important that we establish that it’s not just foot soldiers but kingpins who are prosecuted,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who announced criminal referrals against Trump and others for possible violations of four federal statutes at the committee’s last hearing. “And it’s just wrong to send hundreds of foot soldiers to jail and leave the very clear kingpins unprosecuted.”
Speaking on the final episode of Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast, Raskin added that Trump “conspired to defraud the government [and] American people. He traded an honest election for a profoundly corrupt and fraudulent election with counterfeit electors. … And he aided and assisted and gave aid and comfort to insurrectionists at multiple points. … I’m very serious about him facing the consequences and paying for the cost of his actions.”
So serious, Raskin said, that Trump could spend “the remaining days of his misanthropic life behind bars, presumably with Secret Service agents. … I mean, would [the Secret Service agents] be standing outside the bars, or would they be inside the bars? Who knows?”
Given what we already know about Trump’s ability to skirt the consequences of his actions, however, it wouldn’t be prudent for Raskin to hold his breath on this.