A post shared on social media by failed former president Donald Trump should result in him being put in jail for threatening the judge overseeing his New York fraud trial, according to former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.
The post, which was made on Truth Social, called for the “citizens arrest” of New York Attorney General Letitia James and Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, which some legal experts suggested could be taken as incitement.
Steele, who appeared on MSNBC Sunday, noted, “It’s enormously dangerous. I just— I’m shocked that we have allowed this to get this far. I’m just going to use my best analysis that I can give you at this point on this situation with Trump, and the attacks on the judges: put his ass in jail. That’s how you end it. That’s how it stops.”
“We’ve shown the evidence when he does that how his base responds. And so the system is getting pulverized from within by Trump, and is being pressed to the umpteenth corner that it can go in trying to appease him, and allow him to be free while he is still behaving this way.”
Lock him up and throw away the damn key!