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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 11:25 AM

17. No, the fact that Garland took the E. Jeanne Carroll case scares me,

because he can apply the same opinion to people like Mo Brooks who were only performing their official duties when people like him incited an insurrection. I am just a retired mechanic but I listen to people like Laurence Tribe;

"If Garland comes even close to suggesting that the elected head of the executive branch and those members of Congress so beholden to him that they will join him in his crusade to “stop the steal,” as the president put it, are to be shielded by the Justice Department from liability — whether civil or criminal — for seeking to prevent Congress from peacefully certifying an election replacing that chief executive with a successor, our system of government will be in mortal peril. And it would be folly for Garland to pretend that saying Brooks was acting within his authority still leaves open the possibility of denying that Donald Trump was acting within his when that question is teed up for decision, as it shortly will be in all three cases. Brooks’s basic defense, after all, is that he — like the mob he was addressing — was just doing Trump’s bidding. If suing Brooks amounts to suing the federal government, then suing Trump does too. But to embrace that proposition is to embrace the quintessential dictatorial premise that the chief executive is the state. And to do that is to bring the American experiment in self-government to a tragic end." Laurence Tribe.

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