E. Jean Carroll announced on Thanksgiving that she had filed a rape lawsuit against Donald Trump.
This suit isn’t just for me, it’s for every woman who has been groped, grabbed, abused, assaulted, humiliated and dragged through the mud by a powerful man.
Thank you Matt Craig! @kaplanrobbie! @JoshuaMatz8! @shawngcrowley! @rachtuch!
— E Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) November 24, 2022
♥️ So impressed with my friend @ejeancarroll who filed a case under the New York Adult Survivors Act against her rapist Donald Trump this morning. https://t.co/4sGZ2EI98o pic.twitter.com/XmKRETzxxJ
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) November 24, 2022
Carroll already has a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump. The failed ex-president could not keep his mouth shut and sabotaged his own defense in the case.
The lawsuit against Trump is a big deal because he will likely be the only 2024 presidential candidate to face rape charges.
Trump faces a lot of criminal liability. Carroll’s lawsuit is civil, but it’s important because, as she put it, this lawsuit applies to any woman who has been assaulted, molested, and dragged through the mud by a powerful man.
Trump dragged Carroll through the mud for years after she came forward and accused Donald Trump of rape. Her lawsuit has the potential to bring some measure of justice to the dozens of women who have accused Trump of sexual assault and misconduct over the years.
Carroll’s lawsuit won’t matter to Republican voters, but if a civil court finds that Trump raped E. Jean Carroll, the GOP will literally have a rapist at the top of their map, effectively dooming the entire party in 2024 would.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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