Democratic lawmaker Jamie Raskin praised the third indictment against former President Donald Trump as “tremendous vindication,” according to The Hill. Raskin commended Special Counsel Jack Smith for bringing the charges against Trump, who faces three indictments, including alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, his mishandling of classified documents, and now his alleged effort to hold onto power and overturn the 2020 election.
Raskin touted the Democratic talking point of “democracy” being saved by Smith, who helped save Americans’ right to vote. The congressman continued to say that January 6 was about Trump’s desire to take away people’s right to choose a leader. Raskin, who also believed in and pushed the debunked Russian-Trump collusion, said that the indictment is grounded in facts.
The Democrat patted him and his January 6 Committee on the back for likely helping the Justice Department with evidence against Trump in his role to “usurp” the presidency. He then noted that Smith probably did not want to charge Trump with inciting an insurrection because that would entail a debate about free speech.
The indictment includes four charges, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S., obstruction of an official proceeding (which refers to January 6), and obstruction against rights.
Raskin’s comments come after Rep. Adam Schiff was blasted on social media for his own statements about a possible impeachment against Joe Biden. Schiff remarked that conservatives want to impeach President Joe Biden without any substantiating evidence, adding that this desire is indicative that they “descended into chaos,” according to Fox News.
But after three failed impeachments against the former president, conservatives were quick to note that not one turned up evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Trump. Well into Trump’s presidency, Schiff continued to push the falsified Steele Dossier as evidence for Trump’s collusion with Russia.