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‘It Is Grotesque!’ Ana Navarro Says Sec. Alex Acosta Must Explain Deal to Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein

During a discussion on CNN Wednesday night, political commentator Ana Navarro called for Republican senators to demand answers on why sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was given such a light sentence and how U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta — then a U.S. Attorney in Florida — was involved in the decision making process that allowed a sexual predator to escape the full weight of justice.

Navarro’s comments were sparked by a Miami Herald deep-dive titled, “How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime.”

The article detailed Acosta’s involvement in Epstein’s sweetheart deal in 2007. As a result of the deal, Epstein — who is very politically connected — served just 13 months in a county jail and the FBI investigation was shuttered.

Navarro said the whole thing was “grotesque.”

Well, I’ve got news for you. A 14-year-old cannot be a prostitute because if you don’t have the legal age to consent, you cannot be a prostitute. It was sexual trafficking. And what happened to these women is a crime. It’s immoral. It is incomprehensible. Alex Acosta needs to explain. Republican senators need to demand that he explain. I am grateful to Ben Sasse who has asked for DOJ Investigation of itself in this case, and it cannot be let go. We’ve come too far. The #Metoo movement has come too far. The voices of women count too much. We cannot do this to these girls who were 13, 14, 15 years old. Some of them had braces, for God sakes, when they were going into this man’s house. It was a pyramid scheme involving dozens and dozens and dozens of young girls. They shutdown the FBI investigation because of this plea deal. It is grotesque, grotesque. People need to go read this and they need to demand answers.

As promised in the segment, Navarro tweeted out the story shortly after the conclusion of her televised remarks and called for people to “demand justice.”

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