Jamie Raskin chastises Republicans for wrapping themselves around Trump's 'one-man crimewave'
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (L), Ranking Member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, delivers remarks during a Committee meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. The Committee met today for their first meeting of the 118th Congress to outline their agenda and vote on Committee rules. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) attacked members of the Republican Party for being willing to associate themselves with what he called Donald Trump's "crimewave."

Speaking to MSNBC's Alex Wagner on Thursday, Raskin name-checked Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, for demanding Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg answer to his committee. There's just one problem with that: Bragg doesn't answer to Congress.

"Let's start with this, we actually have jurisdictional authority over the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee. But it's very well-established that even there, with the DOJ, where there is real jurisdictional oversight responsibility, that we cannot intervene in an ongoing case. Then you take it from the federal level to the state and local level, where we have no jurisdictional power over the investigator and prosecutorial authorities, and this is unheard of and outrageous. It's clearly an attempt to elevate Donald Trump completely above the law, completely above the Constitution. And that's what's so scary about this."

He attacked the Republican Party as turning into a kind of messianic cult of personality.

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It's "around one guy who has proven himself to be a one-man crimewave, and they've wrapped themselves in their careers, their destinies around Donald Trump," Raskin continued.

"The emperor has no clothes at any level," Raskin closed. "During the impeachment trial, the rhetoric of all the Republicans was, 'Well, if there is a real problem you don't need to impeach and convict him. Just prosecute him when he leaves office.' That's fine. Now all the prosecutors are saying that there are these criminal offenses we want to investigate and they're saying, 'How dare you prosecute a former president!' Someone that's put himself forward to run for president again! They will devise any argument to try to guarantee the total immunity and impunity of one Donald Trump. They're taking us into unknown territory in society today."

See the full conversation with Raskin below or at the link here.

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