For years, Democrats have openly talked about the possibility of putting former President Donald Trump behind bars.
However, one anti-Trump Republican recently said that a prosecution of the former commander in chief is something he’s “not sure” the country could handle.
Governor says “nobody has been standing up to Donald Trump more than me”
According to the Washington Examiner, that assessment was offered by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan during a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I’m not sure we can,” Hogan admitted after Chuck Todd asked whether the country could handle such a move. “But I think no man is above the law. If that’s where the facts lead, that’s what has to happen.”
“I think that’s for the Justice Department to decide, because I think one thing the American people do want is to take the politics out of it and get to the facts of what happened,” Hogan continued.
“I think the committee has done a service in bringing a lot of people forward that are finally talking, and we have more information than we did,” the Maryland governor added.
Hogan also boasted of his opposition to the former president, declaring, “Nobody has been standing up to Donald Trump more than me, and…I’m going around the country helping people that Trump is attacking.”
What’s more, the governor pointed to his record regarding the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, saying, “I sent the Maryland state police, you know riot police.”
“I sent the Maryland National Guard, and they were all the first to arrive to defend the leaders of Congress and the vice president,” he added.
Rep. Liz Cheney: “Graver threat” comes from not prosecuting Trump
Hogan is not the only Republican to muse about what effect a Trump prosecution might have, as Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney also discussed the topic earlier this month.
“I think it’s a much graver constitutional threat if a president can engage in these kinds of activities, and the majority of the president’s party looks away; or we as a country decide we’re not actually going to take our constitutional obligations seriously,” Fox News quoted Cheney as saying during an interview with ABC News’ This Week.
“I really believe we have to make these decisions, as difficult as it is, apart from politics. We really have to think about these from the perspective of what does it mean for the country,” she added.