Following the January 6th insurrection, Republicans have done everything they can to shield Donald Trump from any responsibility. And the former president, himself, has pulled out all the stops to protect himself, including a pathetic attempt to claim executive privilege.
Carlos Curbelo, who served as a Florida Congressman, thinks there is a very clear reason why Trump is trying to hide documents. According to the Republican, there’s probably something in the files that incriminates him.
The former Rep. made the comments while speaking to Nicolle Wallace. He told the host, “the reason Donald Trump is claiming executive privilege is because he doesn’t want people to know the truth, because whatever is in those documents is surely embarrassing and probably indicting, so he doesn’t want people to see it. Plus, he probably thinks it will make it harder for him to run in 2024 if he ultimately decides to do that.”
“Trump lost Congress for Republicans. He lost the presidency for Republicans. He went out of his way to make sure Republicans lost two seats in Georgia, pushing Mitch McConnell into the minority in the Senate, yet Republicans who are fearful of a primary challenge … find a need to continue returning to the altar of Donald Trump to get a blessing and get another two years in Congress. And at the end of the day, these people have to ask themselves, is it worth it? Look at everything that’s at stake. I very rarely sign public documents or letters these days, but I thought I had to do this, because this is about the truth. This is about defending our country’s democracy.”
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