Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) said on Tuesday that she is concerned that President Trump is trying to “shut down every possible branch of government but the presidency.” Basically, she thinks he is going to become a tyrant after Trump tweeted about the FBI and MSNBC, reports Town Hall.
“This is the conduct of someone who could become a tyrant if we don’t step in and speak out against him.”
– Rep. Jackie Speier on Trump’s latest tweets against the FBI pic.twitter.com/cpfcj5eQyr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 26, 2017
Speier argued that Trump’s actions and conduct towards the FBI recently and the news media’s isthat of “someone who could become a tyrant.”
MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Speier specifically if she had concerns about potential witness tampering by Trump.
“I am concerned that the president of the United States is systematically trying to shut down every possible branch of government but the presidency,” Speier replied. “So you 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.”
“I think he is being so un-presidential,” she added, “and he is undermining the very foundation of this country and the institutions that we hold so dear and that are protected in the Constitution of the United States.”
Speier kept up the comparisons between Trump and past tyrants when on Twitter she compared Trump’s behavior to that of Lenin and Stalin from the Soviet Union.
.@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
Maybe Speier should have taken a closer look at her own President last year when he virtually took any control the average American citizen had with regards to healthcare, and tell me those aren’t the actions of a tyrant. Typical Democratic hypocrisy.