Rep. Hakeem Jefferies (D-NY), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that Trump’s willingness to take help from foreign governments is treasonous, and his campaign should be locked up.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls Trump’s Welcoming Of Foreign Election Interference Treason
Jefferies said on MSNBC’s All In, “It’s a shocking statement accepting assistance from a hostile foreign power like Russia. It’s treasonous behavior. The President Of The United States should condemn it, but instead, he is enabling it. That should tell the country all it needs to know about the current occupant in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It makes clear that in Congress we need to legislate such behavior out of existence in terms of making it clear that it’s criminal and any individual campaign moving forward that engaging in that behavior should be locked up.”
Rep. Hakeem Jefferies (D-NY), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that Trump's willingness to take help from foreign governments is treasonous, and his campaign should be locked up. https://t.co/cUsBNxF4iZ pic.twitter.com/xosdAENE4Z
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Trump claimed treason is oppo research
Trump said, “It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, ‘oh let’s call the FBI.’ The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.”
The president endorsed committing treason to win an election. Trump’s comments weren’t a warning. They were a statement of fact about the 2020 election. If Trump is committing treason, he needs to be impeached. He is going to do what he did in 2016. Trump is trying to replay the previous presidential election down to the foreign attack that helped him win.
Even if Trump isn’t removed from office, treason is a crime against America, and it must be punished.
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