Donald Trump’s political campaign was peppered with the signature, lusty chants of ‘LOCK HER UP!’ in reference to Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Now that Trump is in the White House, his GOP-controlled Congress is using their powers to try and discredit the independence of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to actually put Hillary Clinton into jail. They also seem to have their sights set on another left-leaning political rival: The wife of Independent Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders.
In an email sent out by the Republican National Committee, Jane Sanders is seen behind the bars of a jail cell, with captioned text that reads:
“CONFIRMED: A grand jury has begun to hear sworn witness testimony in the case involving Bernie Sanders’ wife and top political adviser Jane Sanders.
To recap: The Obama Justice Department launched a federal probe into allegations that Jane committed bank fraud while she was president of the now-defunct Burlington College and that Bernie used his official office to grease the wheels on a loan. “
The email’s content was tweeted courtesy of CNN’s Jake Tapper:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 8, 2018
This is the stuff of banana republics, not of democracies, democratic republics, or free nations of any kind. We are in very dangerous territory here, and the sycophants in the Republican Congress are going right along with it as Donald Trump’s authoritarian administration destroys the nation we have all taken for granted for so long. The Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper when the people in the position to uphold the checks and balances the Founding Fathers put in place to prevent presidents from acting like kings refuse to uphold it.
Donald Trump is a dangerous authoritarian, and the America that they envisioned is officially no more. All we have to do is look at this deliberate targeting of political enemies by the political party in power, these depictions of them in prison, to know that.
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