Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin isn’t a big fan of President Trump. He spent four years railing against the 45th President and has been trying to prevent him from running for office again.
A few weeks ago, he compared a second Trump term to “Vladimir Putin’s Russia.”
From the Guardian:
“The role of the government in his view is to advance his political fortunes and destroy his … enemies,” Raskin said of the former president and reality television show host. “So what would a second term look like?
“It would look a lot like Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It would look a lot like Viktor Orbán in Hungary – illiberal democracy, meaning democracy without rights or liberties or respect for the due process system, the rule of law.”
On Friday, he was back at it again and tried to use the expulsion of George Santos from Congress as an opportunity to convince Trump’s allies to drop him ahead of the presidential election.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 2, 2023
From The Hill:
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) went after Republicans who voted to expel former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) on Friday but still support former President Trump, arguing Trump is much worse than Santos.
Santos was expelled in a 311-114-2 vote early Friday, the third such attempt against the New York congressman over a series of alleged ethics violations including fraud and campaign finance crimes.
Democrats were joined by 105 Republicans in voting to oust Santos. Raskin argued that all of those Republicans should also go against Trump, who he argued has done worse.
“I do feel as if his offenses, his fraud, his lies, pale in comparison to the lies and fraud of Donald Trump, whose big lie that he won the presidential election, which he lost by more than seven million votes, 306 to 232 in the Electoral College, then led to his incitement of a violent insurrection against the Union,” Raskin said in an MSNBC interview Friday.
Rep. Jamie Raskin said expelled congressman George Santos learned to “cheat and steal” from Donald Trump. “I just wanna know if they’re going to use the George Santos test for Donald Trump.”
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 1, 2023
“And so all those Republicans who voted to expel Santos should drop their support for Donald Trump immediately, who certainly engaged in far bigger lies than anything George Santos ever attempted,” he continued.
Raskin, a top Trump critic who worked on the House Jan. 6 Committee, has long argued that Trump represents a threat to the future of the country.