Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said that if she is elected president she sees no choice but to prosecute Trump for obstruction of just crimes.
Kamala Harris Will Lock Trump Up
The Democratic presidential candidate told NPR, “I believe that they would have no choice and that they should, yes…There has to be accountability. I mean look, people might, you know, question why I became a prosecutor. Well, I’ll tell you one of the reasons — I believe there should be accountability. Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law.”
Harris later said, “I do believe that we should believe Bob Mueller when he tells us essentially that the only reason an indictment was not returned is because of a memo in the Department of Justice that suggests you cannot indict a sitting president. But I’ve seen prosecution of cases on much less evidence.”
Sen. Harris has stated that she wouldn’t be stopped from prosecuting Trump during an MSNBC town hall. It is interesting that she has added that she will prosecute the president for obstruction of justice.
Sen. Harris has come up with a sharp line of attack to appeal to Democratic primary voters.
Her point is different than what other candidates are saying, and while Trump obsesses over Joe Biden, it’s Kamala Harris who has committed to locking him up.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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