The number of Republicans committed to defending former President Donald Trump is simply astounding. Yet they continue to defend him even after his repeated racist statements, even after his words inspired an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, and even after stolen White House documents related to nuclear weapons were found in his Mar-a-Lago home.
Still, Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, asked Vice President Kamala Harris to respond to the argument that it would be “too divisive for the country to prosecute a former president.” Respond the vice president did in the interview that aired Sunday.
Harris said in different periods of time in America, the “unthinkable has happened” where there has been a “call for justice, and justice has been served.”
“I think that’s potentially going to always be the case in our country that people are going to demand justice, and they rightly do,” she said.
The vice president went on to point out that “there are 11 people right now running for secretary of state, the keepers of the integrity of the voting system of their state, who are election deniers.”
”Well, you couple that with people who hosts from the highest elected offices in our country who refuse to condemn an insurrection on January 6, and I think what it sends is a signal that causes people to question, ‘Hey, is America still valuing what they talk about, which is the integrity of democracies, which means protecting rule of law and the sanctity of these systems and speaking up when they are attacked?’”
In another portion of the interview, she rightfully criticized the Supreme Court as an “activist court” following its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade federal abortion protections.
“It means that we had an established right for almost half a century, which is the right of women to make decisions about their own body, as an extension of what we have decided to be, the privacy rights to which all people are entitled,” Harris said. “And this court took that constitutional right away. And we are suffering as a nation because of it.
“That causes me great concern about the integrity of the court overall.”
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