Georgia Rep Hank Johnson says Donald Trump and his followers should be 'perp-walked to jail' like 'Black folks'
'He can’t be allowed to get away with it because if we allow him to get away with it, there will be others who try to do the same thing, and we don’t even what them to think about trying to do what Trump has done,' Johnson said
Just days before the Capitol building attack on Wednesday, January 6, which saw a storm of Donald Trump's supporters breaching the secure facility where Senators were carrying out the process of counting Electoral College votes and certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win, Georgia Rep Hank Johnson (D-GA) said Monday on SiriusXM’s 'The Dean Obeidallah Show' that President Trump and anyone who followed his path should be “perp-walked to the jail”.
The lawmaker's statement came after Obeidallah said: “It would be so detrimental to our party that for the sake of unity, which doesn’t exist, that the Biden administration or leadership would say, ‘Well, Trump did some bad things but look forward.’ I just want to convey that to you congressman because when I speak to the base here, it would be so destructive to our party if that is the way we go."
Johnson said, “You can’t let this behavior slide, you can’t ignore it and hope that it’s not going to happen again. You see what’s shaping up for the future with guys like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz who are looking to turn the Trump Republican Party into the Trump Republican party on steroids. And Donald Trump has already done a good job of turning this Republican Party into something we have never dreamed of before. If you let one of those guys in, they are already showing you they are willing to take it to the next level.”
He continued, “We have got to make sure that those who come after Donald Trump know that they will not be allowed to get away with what Donald Trump did, that they will be held accountable. They will be treated, yes, like (N-word). They will be perp-walked to the jail, hands handcuffed not in front of them but behind them. They will be booked, fingerprinted, have to make bond, and have to hire a lawyer just like everyone else and go through the system. The system feasts on Black folks, but for once, it needs to turn its attention to what this man has done to turn our country into something that we just don’t need to let it get to. He is infecting everyone. He can’t be allowed to get away with it because if we allow him to get away with it, there will be others who try to do the same thing, and we don’t even what them to think about trying to do what Trump has done.”
Early Thursday, January 7, 14 hours after Congress began counting the votes, President-elect Joe Biden's win was finally certified and he was declared the 46th president of the United States. Soon after, Trump said the decision "represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history." "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th," he said in a statement.
"I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again," Trump said. He also repeated false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol. Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 46th president of the US on January 20.