NOVEMBER 19, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE
Lock Him Up: N.J. Congressman Bill Pascrell is calling for the “prosecution of Donald Trump and his enablers for their many crimes against the United States.”
New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., one of Donald Trump’s fiercest critics on Capitol Hill, is demanding the president and his aides be investigated and prosecuted after they leave office.
Pascrell, D-9th Dist., said late Tuesday that a failure to do so would embolden “criminality by our national leaders” and continue “America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism.”
Earlier this week Rep.Pascrell released the following statement via Twitter:
Tonight I’m calling for the eventual prosecution of Donald Trump and his enablers for their many crimes against the United States.
Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States. He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census. He has personally profited from his office. He has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy. He was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives. He has engaged in treachery, in treason. He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today.
Therefore, in 2021 the entire Trump administration must be fully investigated by the Department of Justice and any other relevant offices. Donald Trump along with his worst enablers must be tried for their crimes against our nation and Constitution. Importantly, any further abuse of the sacred pardon power to shield criminals would itself be obstruction of justice, and any self-pardons would be illegal.
Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors. A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability.
Bottom line: N.J. Congressman Bill Pascrell is calling for the “prosecution of Donald Trump and his enablers for their many crimes against the United States.”