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A judge rebuked Republicans over warnings of violence if an investigation into Trump 'doesn't go his way'

Added 09-27-22 06:14:04pm EST - “Sentencing a Capitol rioter, a judge decried Republicans for predicting or outright calling for street violence if Donald Trump faces criminal charges.” - Businessinsider.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “A judge rebuked Republicans over warnings of violence if an investigation into Trump 'doesn't go his way'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In the aftermath of the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have warned of violence breaking out in the streets if charges result from any of the investigations swirling around the former president.

At the sentencing of a Capitol rioter, Judge Amy Berman Jackson rebuked Republican leaders for "cagily predicting or even outright calling for violence in the streets if one of the multiple investigations doesn't go his way."

"The judiciary," she said, "has to make it clear: It is not patriotism, it is not standing up for America to stand up for one man who knows full well that he lost instead of the Constitution he was trying to subvert."

Jackson's remark came a month after Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, drew criticism for predicting there would be "riots in the streets" in the event the Justice Department charges Trump. The former president himself had previously responded to the search of his South Florida home and private club by warning that the "temperature has to be brought down in the country.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have warned in recent weeks of a surge in threats to federal law enforcement officials in response to the court-authorized search of Mar-a-Lago, where agents retrieved more than 11,000 documents, including about 100 marked as classified.


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