Trump-Hating Judge Erupts On Republicans

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In the New York Times Sunday edition, former federal judge Michael Luttig slammed Republicans for giving “spineless support” to former President Donald Trump, lamenting that the GOP has “convinced” Trump that he has “political immortality.”

In his op-ed, Luttig wrote that although Trump’s “behavior may have invited charges,” two years of Republicans giving the former “spineless support” had “convinced Mr. Trump of his political immortality, giving him the assurance that he could purloin some of the nation’s most sensitive national security secrets” after he left the White House and “preposterously insist” that he could do “with [the classified documents] as he wished” and he wouldn’t be “facing political consequences.”

Luttig, appointed by former President George H. W. Bush to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote the op-ed titled “It’s Not Too Late for the Republican Party.”

The former Judge suggested that the GOP was experiencing its last chance to eject Trump as the party’s de facto leader.

Luttig took aim at his fellow Republicans for enabling the former President, asserting that Trump was correct in his belief that the GOP would support him irrespective of his conduct.

Luttig blamed Republicans’ “fawning support” following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, elaborating that it had given Trump “every reason to believe” he could overcome the “charges and any others” and continue to win the “Republican nomination, but also to the White House in 2024.”

The former Judge asserted that “Republicans are as responsible as Mr. Trump for this month’s indictment,” adding that the Great Old Party would be just as “responsible for any indictment and prosecution” arising from the January 6 insurrection.