Dem Rep: Trump’s FBI Attacks ‘The Conduct of Someone Who Could Become a Tyrant’
Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier said on MSNBC today she is alarmed by President Trump‘s attacks on the FBI and is concerned about where it could lead.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Speier if she has any concerns about potential witness tampering by the President.
Speier said, “I am concerned that the President of the United States is systematically trying to shut down every possible branch of government but the presidency.”
“You’ve got him attacking the judiciary, you have him attacking the CIA, you have him attacking the Department of Justice, the FBI. I mean, this is the conduct of someone who could become a tyrant if we don’t step in and speak out against him.”
In the past few days, Speier has expressed similar concerns on Twitter:
.@POTUS truly scares me. He is systematically attacking every institution of a democracy—judiciary, law enforcement, media. Dictators like Lenin and Stalin did that on their way to power. Now we know why he is so infatuated with Russia. https://t.co/Ec9n8xYdeH
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) December 24, 2017
I am concerned that the President is trying to shut down every branch of the federal government except for the presidency. pic.twitter.com/oSNQCa0Xmt
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) December 26, 2017
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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