Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris warned President Donald Trump that if she wins the White House, she and the Department of Justice will press charges against him on the counts of obstruction of justice.
The former California attorney general stated that she is convinced that the only reason Robert Mueller did not prosecute the President was due to the fact that the DOJ policy does not allow indicting a sitting president.
Harris added that once Trump is out of office, DOJ would pursue charges against him, Fox News reported.
“I believe that they would have no choice and that they should, yes,” Harris said on this week’s NPR Politics Podcast.
Harris cited the importance of holding everyone accountable for their actions.
“I mean look, people might, you know, question why I became a prosecutor,” Harris said. “Well, I’ll tell you one of the reasons – I believe there should be accountability. Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law.”
Harris is not the first high-profile Democrat to suggest that not only should Congress pursue impeachment against Trump — but he should face criminal charges once out of office.
Pelosi, D-Calif., reportedly told colleagues last week: “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”
Trump reacted to this by calling Pelosi “a nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., however, had no problem with Pelosi’s remarks.
“I don’t have any difficulty with those words,” Cicilline told “Fox News Sunday,” comparing them to when then-candidate Trump inspired “lock her up” chants when he ran against Hillary Clinton. A 2018 New York Times report also said that Trump looked into prosecuting Clinton, as well as former FBI Director James Comey.
Joining the chorus of Democrats hinting that prosecuting Trump might be appropriate was another 2020 candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The progressive Democrat said that Trump would be “carried out in handcuffs” if he were anyone else, though she did not openly advocate charges against him.