Home Oversight Committee rating member and constitutional legislation professor Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) destroyed the concept Trump ought to have his trial delayed till after the election.
Raskin mentioned on MSNBC’s Inside with Jen Psaki:
I don’t assume there needs to be any delay in present prosecution. In any other case any legal defendant within the nation would declare for president, or senate, or home, or mayor and say you can not prosecute me anyway anymore if to prosecute me the yr after the election.
Consider it this manner. If somebody is operating for workplace after which is implicated in a homicide or a rape, or an armed theft would we are saying, no? We’re going to carry that till after the election till within the regular case it might be occurring earlier than, he needs to be handled precisely the identical with anybody else can be handled in the identical scenario. There been a whole lot of prosecutions of individuals on the idea of crimes that occurred on January sixth. Why ought to he be particular?
Video of Raskin:
Jamie Raskin on Trump looking for to delay his trial till after the election, “There been a whole lot of prosecutions of individuals on the idea of crimes that occurred on January sixth. Why ought to he be particular?” pic.twitter.com/mVFcyKeRv6
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 16, 2023
Rep. Raskin was spot on. Why ought to Donald Trump get particular therapy? If he’s given particular therapy, does that imply that anyone can use a political marketing campaign to delay a legal prosecution? The thought is nonsensical and contradictory to the nation’s democratic course of and notions about justice.
The one motive that Trump launched his newest presidential marketing campaign when he did is that he’s trying to keep away from legal prosecution.
If judges permit defendants to keep away from prtion by abusing the electoral course of, it is going to do severe harm to the nation.
Donald Trump isn’t particular. When his time period as president ended, he grew to become a private-citizen, who’s enttiled to the identical therapy beneath the legislation as everybody else, which is why he needs to be given no particular consideration till after the 2024 election.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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