For years, opponents of former President Trump sought to have him impeached and removed from office. However, some of them are now going even further in their demands.
In a piece published on Friday, members of The New York Times editorial board called for Trump to be arrested and prosecuted.
Editorial board says prosecuting Trump is “a necessary first step”
“The disturbing details of his postelection misfeasance, meticulously assembled by the Jan. 6 committee, leaves little doubt that Mr. Trump sought to subvert the Constitution and overturn the will of the American people,” the article read.
“If Attorney General Merrick Garland and his staff conclude that there is sufficient evidence to establish Mr. Trump’s guilt on a serious charge in a court of law, then they must indict him, too,” it continued.
“No one should revel in the prospect of this or any former president facing criminal prosecution,” the article’s authors insisted before accusing Trump of having “brought shame on one of the world’s oldest democracies and destabilized its future.”
However, they went on to declare that even hauling the former president into a court of law “will not erase that stain.”
“Nor will prosecuting Mr. Trump fix the structural problems that led to the greatest crisis in American democracy since the Civil War,” they said before calling such a prosecution “a necessary first step.”
Facebook head says FBI told company to suppress laptop story
Although members of the Times’ editorial board were quick to stress Trump’s supposed threat to democracy, they had little to say about a recent revelation concerning the 2020 election.
During an interview last week with podcaster Joe Rogan, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said that his platform limited the ability of users to see reports on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“Basically, the background here is the FBI, I think, basically came to us- some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert… We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election. We have it on notice that, basically, there’s about to be some kind of dump of that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant,'” Fox News quoted Zuckerberg as saying.
The New York Post has extensively reported on Biden’s laptop, and it revealed last week that a poll conducted by Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics found that 79% of Americans believe accurate coverage of the story would have changed the election’s outcome.
While Republicans were most likely to think censorship of the laptop story helped get President Joe Biden elected, almost half of Democrats said so as well.