Rep. Bill Pascrell on Trump: 'He Has Engaged in Treachery, in Treason'

By Michael W. Chapman | November 20, 2020 | 4:21pm EST
House Rep. Bill Pascrell  (D-N.J.)  (Getty Images)
House Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- Left-wing Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) claims that President Donald Trump and his administration "have committed innumerable crimes against the United States," including "treason," and must be investigated by the Department of Justice. 

“Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” said Pascrell in a Nov. 17 statement. “He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census."

"He has personally profited from his office," said Pascrell.  "He has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy. He was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives. He has engaged in treachery, in treason. He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today."

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

“Therefore, in 2021 the entire Trump administration must be fully investigated by the Department of Justice and any other relevant offices," said the congressman.  "Donald Trump along with his worst enablers must be tried for their crimes against our nation and Constitution. Importantly, any further abuse of the sacred pardon power to shield criminals would itself be obstruction of justice, and any self-pardons would be illegal."

“Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors," said Pascrell.  "A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability.”

Pascrell, 83, has worked in government, state and federal, for 32 years. Prior to entering government, Pascrell worked a public high school teacher. 

Here is Pascrell's statement as posted on his congressional website:

 

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