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Raskin Claims Trump’s Immunity Argument Would Allow Impeached Presidents to Kill Senators

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Representative Jamie Raskin criticized former President Trump’s legal argument for presidential immunity, calling it “utterly ludicrous” as it would imply that an impeached president could murder senators without consequence.

Raskin expressed concern that this argument could lead to political violence and highlighted the dangerous implications of Trump’s position.

“The presentation in the D.C. Circuit Court of appeals before the three-judge panel was astounding,” Raskin said. (Trending: First Moon Mission In 50 Years Blasts Off)

“Donald Trump and his lawyers essentially asserted that the president has the right to assassinate people, to kill people without any prospect of prosecution unless they’re first impeached by the House and convicted in the Senate.”

“And of course, as a member of Congress, my first thought was, well, then if the president is going to order out for the assassination of his political rivals, and say there’s a narrow margin in the Senate of a two or three vote in the opposition party, what’s to keep him from murdering members of the Senate to make sure that he doesn’t get convicted there in order to deny a two-thirds majority?”

“He could kill them and then he can’t be impeached or convicted because he’s murdered his opposition and can’t be prosecuted for it because he hasn’t been impeached or convicted.”

“Now, of course, Trump’s argument is utterly ludicrous. Nobody’s ever even attempted such an absurd argument in American history.”

“But it shows you how outlandish and deranged Donald Trump’s worldview is at this point. And it’s very dangerous because all of it revolves around political violence.”

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