Home Oversight Committee rating member and constitutional regulation 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 ought to be any delay in current prosecution. In any other case any felony defendant within the nation would declare for president, or senate, or home, or mayor and say you can’t prosecute me anyway anymore if to prosecute me the yr after the election.
Consider it this fashion. If somebody is working 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 will be occurring earlier than, he ought to be handled precisely the identical with anybody else could be handled in the identical state of affairs. There been a whole bunch of prosecutions of individuals on the premise of crimes that came about 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 bunch of prosecutions of individuals on the premise of crimes that came about 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 felony prosecution? The concept is nonsensical and contradictory to the nation’s democratic course of and notions about justice.
The one purpose that Trump launched his newest presidential marketing campaign when he did is that he’s trying to keep away from felony prosecution.
If judges enable defendants to keep away from prtion by abusing the electoral course of, it’s going to do critical injury to the nation.
Donald Trump just isn’t particular. When his time period as president ended, he grew to become a private-citizen, who’s enttiled to the identical therapy below the regulation as everybody else, which is why he ought 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 targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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