Republican Lawmaker: Serial Rapists Have More Rights Than Trump
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) told Fox News’ Bret Baier Tuesday that President Trump is being unfairly treated in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and that accused serial killers or rapists have more rights, according to Newsweek.
Rep. Sensenbrenner claimed that his colleague Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is preventing Trump from defending himself: “Adam Schiff has completely ignored any sense of fair play. He is managing leaks out of his bunker where all of these previous depositions have taken place. He has not allowed the president to be able to defend himself, or even call witnesses. And I think that what you’re seeing here is that we give people who are accused of serial murder or serial rape more rights than the president of the United States. Shame on Adam Schiff.”
Yet, President Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault by at least 25 women over 45 years, and was just recently accused of rape.
Claims of the inquiry violating due process have been the subject of heavy disputes by those who say that Schiff is not legally required to allow Trump’s lawyers or witnesses at this stage of the inquiry. This would change if the impeachment goes to trial in the U.S. Senate.
Sensenbrenner then likened Schiff’s tactics to those of Joseph Stalin.
“It’s a star chamber proceeding, one side ends up presenting all of the information, people who were in the room can’t ethnically talk about it because it was a closed-door deposition. And then what Schiff does is he leaks out the information that he wants to have leak out,” he said.