Rachel Maddow dismantles Georgia GOP for making an attempt to avoid wasting Trump

Rachel Maddow showed Georgia Republicans are willing to destroy democracy to save themselves and Trump from prosecution.


Maddo says:

And I don’t know, maybe that would be easier to see if it happened in another country. And you know, maybe the leader of your party is still going to be charged in other jurisdictions where he’s under investigation, like the federal level, or in upstate New York where he’s under investigation. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. None of us know. But in the one place where he’s being criminally investigated and his party has full control of the state government, they’ve just decided, for the first time in the state’s history, that it’s in their own power to remove prosecutors from the country say of their own accord in the midst of their duties. And yes, this is a story about Georgia, and yes, this is a story about Trump and the potential charges he faces. But this is a whole new step for us as a country. This is new for us as a democracy.

This is not baiting the investigators. We’ve seen that before. And berate people and even single out individuals in the law enforcement system to try and make enemies of them. As bad as that is, we’ve seen it all before. This not only delegitimizes the entities verbally and politically. These are bad things to do.

But this is more.

stick and stone, right? But doing so will dismantle the workings of the legal system so that it will no longer work against him. This is not a resolution denouncing a prosecutor who could bring charges against Donald Trump. That gives the Republicans, that’s the Republicans voting to give themselves the power to unseat a prosecutor who’s acting in ways they don’t like because they’re on the brink of possibly filing charges against him. This passed the Georgia state legislature tonight and will soon be on its way to the governor. For Georgia yes, but for us as a country this is a milestone.

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Republicans are ready to destroy Georgia democracy to save Trump and their own skins. The idea that Georgia Republicans will give themselves the power to unseat prosecutors who are elected officials if they do something Republicans don’t like.

Maddow was right. What Georgia Republicans are trying to do is a threat to democracy. Georgia GOP would rather destroy democracy than see Trump indicted/

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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