Ohio Dem: Trump Should Face the ICC for Promoting Anti-Malaria Drug to Treat COVID-19

By Melanie Arter | April 7, 2020 | 6:06pm EDT
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(Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

A Democrat lawmaker is accusing President Donald Trump of crimes against humanity for promoting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloriquine as a treatment for the coronavirus and wants him dragged before the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

“I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one,” Ohio state Rep. Tavia Galonski tweeted on Sunday.


Some examples of crimes against humanity that the ICC considers are: murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, and "other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for both hydroxycholoroquine and chloroquine, but the EUAs specifically note that these are for "unapproved use" and that "optimal dosing and duration of treatment is unknown," Fox News reports.

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