The American public is growing weary of waiting for some accountability for Donald Trump and his cronies who helped plot the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
Attorney General Merrick Garland is facing increased pressure to charge Trump and/or anyone in his circle, leaving most wondering what else he needs before taking some action. A former President has never been charged with a crime, but also an actor had never been banned from the Academy and its Oscars telecast for 10 years for slapping another actor on their live broadcast, so there’s always a first time for everything.
The entire American judicial system has been a complete failure thus far when it comes to holding Donald Trump accountable for anything, so it’s understandable that people think he’ll just continue to surf on that 73-year-streak. Those closest to him are finally starting to see some consequences surrounding the January 6th riot–a Contempt of Congress charge isn’t a mere slap on the wrist, as Steve Bannon will find out in July, with hopefully Peter Navarro, Dan Scavino, and Mark Meadows not too far behind him. And other Trump insiders have been cooperating with both the January 6th House Select Committee (Ivanka Trump) and the Department of Justice (Ali Alexander), so how much longer can Trump keep outpacing karma? And is it us, or does it seem like people are afraid to press charges against Trump himself?
"It's absolutely clear that what President Trump was doing, what a number of people around him were doing, that they knew it was unlawful. They did it anyway." — Liz Cheney on the January 6 plot pic.twitter.com/GKY6K8YwGx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2022
Reports are that the January 6th panel has enough evidence to make a criminal referral against Trump, but no announcement has been made that they’re ready to take that step. So while most of us out in the non-government sector are constantly rage-tweeting or screaming DO SOMETHING at the television (I might be getting oddly specific), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who sits on the January 6th panel, says they’re not afraid of calling anyone to testify. Not even Trump himself.
When asked who the committee still wants to hear from, 1/6 committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren says on MSNBC they'd like to hear from Mark Meadows and Steve BannonSee Also
(both have been referred for contempt of Congress after they defied the committee's subpoenas)
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) April 12, 2022
Watch Rep. Lofgren on “Deadline: White House” with Nicolle Wallace, below.