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A member of the House Judiciary Committee said he has no “difficulty” with saying Donald Trump should be in prison.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) made his remarks in response to an on-air question regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment last week that she wants to see Trump “in prison.”
“These are criminal acts, obstruction of justice, clearly impeachable offenses,” Cicilline said of the Mueller Report. “And so, you know, it’s kind of rich to hear the president complain about this when he began a campaign with ‘Lock her up’ as his bumper sticker and, you know, led an effort to delegitimize the first African-American president by claiming he wasn’t born in this country.”
Asked specifically about Pelosi’s remark about seeing Trump “in prison,” Cicilline replied, “Look — look, I don’t have any difficulty with those words. I think what we’re really — what is really at stake here is the responsibility of the Judiciary Committee to conduct oversight, to demonstrate to the American people that no one is above the law–including the president of the United States. We’re going to get to the truth and we’re going to demonstrate that this president must be accountable for his own conduct.”