Democrats think they have found a loophole in our system for electing the next president. They are misusing the power of prosecutors by plotting to indict the leading Republican candidate while he is running for president. If she can get away with it, a low-level Democrat prosecutor in Atlanta would thereby wield the equivalent of millions of extra votes, instead of just one vote by herself. It would be a form of voter suppression worse than what led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The report of the special purpose grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia’s Fulton County should be viewed for what it is: a violation of the Constitution by interfering with the next presidential election. The American people, not a politically partisan prosecutor, have the right to pick our next president, who must be allowed to campaign on a level playing field.
This irregular, “special purpose” grand jury was empaneled on May 2, 2022 — some two and a half years after the events it was supposed to investigate. Its purpose is to approve criminal charges against Donald Trump over his well-publicized and perfectly legitimate effort to “find” 11,780 missing votes in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. The Constitution contains many safeguards against usurpation of power, which was our Founding Fathers’ biggest fear. For presidents, the Constitution forbids adding conditions beyond the few that are listed there, such as a minimum age of 35 and being a natural born citizen.
Of course, no one is saying that criminals should not be held accountable for their actions, but extra care must be taken when a civil servant tasked with administering justice could have the appearance of meddling in politics. Instead of taking that extra care, the prosecutors of Fulton County have all but broadcasted the political agenda motivating their antics. They are a disgrace to the word “justice” itself. The only way to restore the confidence of citizens in this justice department is to firmly repudiate the overreach of these rogue prosecutors. They’ve crossed the line in the most egregious possible way, and they deserve immediate removal from their position of public trust.