Gaetz moves to censure Trump's Jan. 6 judge
Trump, in early August, pleaded not guilty to four counts.
Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz on Friday introduced a resolution to censure U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan over claims she has shown "blatant political bias from the bench."
"Judge Tanya Chutkan’s extreme sentencing of January 6th defendants, while openly supporting the violent Black Lives Matter riots of 2020, showcases a complete disregard for her duty of impartiality and the rule of law," Gaetz said, according to The Hill. "Justice may be blind, but the American people are not – we see Judge Chutkan for her actions, and we rebuke them in the greatest possible sense."
Chutkan has attracted particular scrutiny due largely to her status as the judge presiding over special counsel Jack Smith's prosecution of former President Donald Trump in connection with his efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, in early August, pleaded not guilty to four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, threatening constitutional rights, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and obstruction of an official proceeding.
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