Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to keep Trump from being locked up by calling for the repeal of the Espionage Act.
The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.
Repeal the Espionage Act – The Future of Freedom Foundation https://t.co/3KCgujpS9z
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2022
There is no way that Trump is anything comparable to a WWI dissenter, and it is funny that Rand Paul never brought up this issue before it was announced that Donald Trump is under investigation for violating the Espionage Act.
If Donald Trump is found to be breaking the law, the Republican solution is to change the law.
Trump could have been potentially committing crimes against the United States, and Rand Paul’s solution is to create a get-out-of-jail-free card. The Republican Party is hopeless. They are no longer pretending to care about democracy or the law.
Republicans have become a lawless party of authoritarians who are willing to do anything to restore Donald Trump to power. Sen. Paul wants to make espionage legal just so that Donald Trump avoids potential punishment.
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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