Many Americans have criticized the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump. It seems some believe these trials, started by Democrats, are attempts at preventing him from winning next year.
Americans are further concerned that the judges presiding over these cases have political biases.
That could be the case for one D.C., who is overseeing one of Trump’s cases and January 6th trials. And now, one top Republican is making a major accusation.
From Fox News:
The No. 3 House Republican is calling for an ethics probe into a Washington, D.C., judge who has issued decisions in cases related to both former President Donald Trump and the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol…
Without using Trump’s name, Howell blamed the violence at the Capitol on “big lies” and warned of “a very surprising and downright troubling moment in this country when the very importance of facts is dismissed, or ignored.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik is calling for an ethics probe against D.C. District Judge Beryl Howell over a speech she gave in late November. During the speech, she appeared to spread the Democrats’ narrative of January 6th.
Although she did not mention Donald Trump, she blamed the events of January 6th on “big lies,” a possible reference to Trump’s claims about the 2020 Election. Rep. Stefanik has accused the judge of claiming that Trump’s re-election would “lead to fascism in America.”
Americans should be concerned over the possible bias of federal judges. Should this judge have an actual bias against Trump, it is unlikely he will get a fair trial. In the past, possibly politically motivated judges have overturned decisions by prosecutors or juries.
Rep. Stefanik called the judge’s speech “highly inappropriate.” Others might assume Judge Howell has a conflict of interest. This ethics complaint could result in the judge recusing herself from the case, but only perhaps with pressure from Congress.
- Elise Stefanik has accused a judge overseeing a Trump case with an ethics violation.
- The judge gave a speech in November that might have revealed her bias against the president.
- Stefanik called the speech highly inappropriate and an attack on Donald Trump.
Source: Fox News