These days, Donald Trump can’t so much as sneeze without some cadre of Democrats suggesting that he’s committed nasal assault against the nation at large, and the latest accusations from members of the January 6th select committee seem to further this point.
That’s because, as Trump continues to battle with the DOJ and National Archives over an FBI raid of his Florida home, his comments regarding the raid and its perpetrators has compelled members of the committee to make some rather bold legal claims.
Members of the House January 6 committee said that former President Donald Trump’s criticisms of the FBI at Saturday rally may be a way of inciting his supporters to violence.
At the rally in Pennsylvania for GOP midterm candidates, Trump claimed the August 8 FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was part of a plot by his political foes.
“The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical left scoundrels lawyers and the media who tell them what to do … and when to do it,” Trump said.
A familiar anti-Trump voice was at the center of the controversial claim.
Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans sitting on the committee, said his shows Trump was deliberately seeking to stir violence.
“Trump is attacking law enforcement and yet again using language he knows will provoke violence. Only one group of Americans has a chance to diminish this danger — Republicans,” tweeted Cheney, who was recently ousted from her Wyoming congressional seat following a campaign by Trump.
“If my fellow Republicans fail to step up to stop this, they will share the blame for all that follows.”
The absurdity of Cheney’s blanket-blaming Donald Trump aside, the idea that Trump’s remarks at this rally would somehow reach a legal culpability is imbecilic at best.