Democrats continue to use Robert Mueller’s wording as a way of changing longstanding policy.
A slew of Democrats are joining a growing movement to repeal the Department of Justice (DOJ) mandate that a sitting president cannot be indicted for a federal crime while in office in hopes of targeting President Donald Trump.
How Soon They Forget
Many of the voices speaking in favor of the new resolution have been in office for decades. Point being, most were around when Bill Clinton was in office. At that time, though, they were all singing the merits of the mandate.
They’ve had to change their tune now. Look no further than Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who recently expressed “the deepest disappointment in the Department of Justice holding the president above the law.”
Others have decided to take comments made in jest by the president as true sentiment.
For example, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) stated: “Quoting the president, ‘I could shoot somebody, and my followers wouldn’t leave me. Does that mean the president could get away with murder?”
Now, anyone with a shred of common sense knows the comments were made jokingly by Trump at the time, but this is the world we now live in.
Let’s Get Real
Democrats act as though conservatives and Republicans would support Trump through thick and thin if it had actually been proven he broke the law, but that is not the case.
If Trump had actually done something illegal, his support would dissipate rather quickly.
Dems seem to be losing sight of the fact that the initial investigation was for collusion, which Robert Mueller ruled did not happen. Mueller also stated there was not enough evidence to make a ruling either way on obstruction.
However, he offered them up a crumb of hope by saying that bringing charges against Trump was never really a consideration anyway because of that mandate prohibiting indictments of sitting presidents.
That was all Dems needed to pursue this case and make it sound as though it’s imperative to change decades-old laws and mandates in order to prosecute Trump for his imaginary crimes.