After What Dems Said About Trump She Should Be Under Investigation - WATCH
Supporters of former President Donald Trump have strongly condemned comments made by US Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Sunday that Trump should be “shot,” rather than given a chance to defend himself against federal charges related to mishandling of classified documents.
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During an appearance on MSNBC, the Virgin Islands representative discussed the charges against Trump and argued that he should not be given special treatment, but rather have his day in court like any other American.
However, she also said that Trump “needs to be shot… stopped.” Her comments have been widely criticized by Trump supporters who argue that Plaskett’s language is inappropriate and inflammatory.
“It is shocking and disappointing to hear a member of Congress suggest that former President Trump should be shot rather than tried like any American citizen would,” said Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “These comments are unacceptable and have no place in our political discourse.”
She went on to call for Plaskett to apologize and for the House of Representatives to take action.
“Stacey Plaskett should be ashamed of herself and apologize for her words. We must demand that House leadership hold her accountable and investigate further if necessary,” McDaniel said.
Other Republican legislators also condemned Plaskett’s comments. “Stacey Plaskett's suggestion to shoot President Trump is inexcusable and has no place in U.S. politics,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
Meanwhile, Plaskett has since issued an apology for her remarks. In her apology, she stated that she did not intend to “incite violence” and instead was “focused on the indictment of the former president in Florida — a historically red state.”
The controversy over Plaskett’s comments comes as the Senate is preparing to try Trump after he was impeached by the House for a second time for “inciting an insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.
Trump’s lawyers have argued that it is unconstitutional to try a former president and have asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Senate’s decision to proceed. Nevertheless, the trial is set to begin on February 9th.
Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether Plaskett’s comments will have any ramifications for her. However, her words have certainly sparked outrage among those who still support the former president.