““I think President Trump is at the bottom of his career.””
That was Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who was discussing former President Donald Trump on Monday before a House committee’s criminal referral for his role in the attack on the Capitol.
The House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, has unanimously voted to refer the next criminal charges against Donald Trump to the Justice Department. voted for
Obstruction of official duties
Conspiracy to deceive the United States
Conspiracy to make false statements
inciting a riot, giving aid, assistance or comfort
The decision on whether to refer charges will be left to federal prosecutors, according to the Associated Press.
Before the inquiry was imposed, Hogan said he believed Trump should be held accountable for his role in the Capitol riots, calling the investigation’s announcement “one of the darkest days in American history.” “Tsu” was called.
“People trying to pretend January 6th didn’t happen is delusional. It was an attack on democracy,” he continued.
Hogan is considered a potential Republican presidential candidate for 2024 and is listed as one of 17 candidates on PredictIt.
In 2019, Hogan said he considered running for president in 2020, but ultimately decided not to run.
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“I don’t think anyone is under the rule of law, not even the president of the United States, but I can understand why people feel, ‘It’s over, let’s move on,'” Hogan said. “But I think some people have a strong opinion that someone has to take responsibility. Whether it’s the president or someone in the administration, they really want the riots and the destruction at the Capitol. We are certainly responsible for the people who did it.”