Spokesman Pelosi said Trump was dangerous and awkward and that he should be prosecuted for inciting insurrection.
Nancy Pelosi calls for Donald Trump to be prosecuted. pic.twitter.com/w4ZQpdXPe0
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 11, 2021
Leslie Stahl asked Spokesperson Pelosi, “Mrs. Spokeswoman, who runs the United States government? We have a pandemic. We just had this terrible act of violence up here. We had a Russian hack of our institutions. Does anyone run the executive branch of the government? Who heads the executive?
Spokesman Pelosi replied, "Well, unfortunately, the person in charge of the executive is a crazy, awkward, dangerous President of the United States. And we are only a few days before we can be protected from him. But he has something so serious done that there should be prosecution against him.
Pelosi is right. Trump should be prosecuted. The main purpose of the indictment against Trump is to ban him from holding any future federal office and not to dismiss him before his term expires, as the Senate won't be back in session until the day before the end of Trump's presidency.
Trump could be prosecuted for a wide variety of potential crimes, but what he spurred on at the Capitol falls into a special category that deserves the soon-to-be ex-president held accountable for the damage and death he has caused.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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