Key congressman to Dems: ‘Government does not have the right to hunt Donald Trump’

Rep. Austin Scott urges liberal champions of civil rights to speak up and fight abuses.

Published: April 1, 2023 9:53am

As Republicans circle the wagons around Donald Trump, a key member of the House Intelligence Committee says the multiple Democrat-led probes of the 45th president from New York to Georgia resemble more of a hunt than the fair administration of justice.

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., urged liberal champions of civil rights to speak out against the weaponization of law enforcement after Trump’s unprecedented indictment this week  in Manhattan or risk having the tables one day turned.

“They have hunted Donald Trump and his family for years and years and years,” Scott said Friday on the Just the News, Not Noise television show. “The thing that separates America from other countries is the government does not have the right to hunt an American citizen.

“Whether you like him or not, the government does not have the right to hunt Donald Trump, to hunt the Trump Organization, to hunt his family,” he added. “And “ every Democrat out there who believes in civil liberties, should be standing up and saying this is wrong.”

Scott also slammed Former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi for suggesting Trump will get a chance to prove his innocence, saying such comments are a perversion of America’s judicial philosophy that everyone is assumed innocent. 

“Unfortunately, you've got people like Speaker Pelosi saying ‘oh, well, he can go prove his innocence.’ Well, the difference in America and other countries is in America, you don't have to prove your innocence. That's what the Constitution is about,” Scott said.

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