Member of the ranking of the DPR Oversight Committee and professor of constitutional law Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) destroys the notion that Trump’s trial should be postponed until after the election.
Raskin said on Inside MSNBC with Jen Psaki:
I don’t think there should be any delay in the existing prosecution. Otherwise, every criminal defendant in this country would declare president, or senate, or house, or mayor and say you can’t sue me again if you sue me a year after the election.
Think of it this way. If someone were to run for office and then engage in murder or rape, or armed robbery, would we say, right? We will argue that until after the election comes to that in the normal case it would have been before, he or she should be treated exactly the same as any other person who would be treated in the same situation. There have been hundreds of prosecutions of people on the basis of crimes that occurred on January 6th. Why should he be special?
Jamie Raskin on Trump trying to delay his trial until after the election, “There are hundreds of prosecutions against people for crimes that occurred on January 6. Why should he be special?” pic.twitter.com/mVFcyKeRv6
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 16, 2023
Rep. Raskin is spot on. Why should Donald Trump get special treatment? If he is granted special treatment, does that mean anyone can use a political campaign to delay criminal prosecution? The idea is absurd and contradicts the nation’s democratic process and notions of justice.
The only reason Trump launched his latest presidential campaign when he did is because he was trying to avoid criminal prosecution.
If the judge allows the defendant to avoid prtion by abusing the electoral process, it will cause serious harm to the state.
Donald Trump is nothing special. When his term as president ends, he becomes a private citizen, entitled to the same treatment under the law as everyone else, which is why he may not be given special consideration until after the 2024 election.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also the White House Press Pool and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor of Political Science degree. His postgraduate work focuses on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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