Democrats should be very concerned as Republicans gear up to take back majorities of both houses of Congress in November.
Political retribution is on the way after years and years of political attacks and multiple attempts to destroy the Trump presidency.
Trump’s former White House advisor said on Thursday he will “lead the charge” in giving top Democrats a taste of their own medicine once Republicans win back majorities come November.
Expanding on what he wrote in a federal lawsuit aimed at stopping subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee and the Justice Department, Peter Navarro promised that President Joe Biden is first on his list.
“We’ll start with the impeachment of Biden,” Navarro said Thursday, citing the war in Ukraine, the U.S.-Mexico border situation, and “all manner of things he is guilty of.”
WATCH: Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro tells @AriMelber that he would "lead the charge" against President Biden and his advisers if Republicans win the White House in 2024 pic.twitter.com/sGNsQAzt0w
— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) June 2, 2022
Navarro also told MSNBC host Ari Melber he would push for subpoenas against top House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as Jan. 6 panel members Jamie Raskin, Adam Schiff, and Elaine Luria, and senior staff serving Biden.
“You bet your ass that I will lead the charge,” he said.
With his lawsuit filed Tuesday, Navarro revealed he was served a federal grand jury subpoena, which he said demanded that he share documents sought by a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol riot. His refusal to cooperate with the congressional subpoena, which also sought testimony, resulted in the House recommending that the Justice Department charge Navarro with contempt of Congress.
Navarro has hinged his fight against subpoena power on contentions that former President Donald Trump’s claims of executive privilege and testimonial immunity regarding his former advisers outweigh Biden’s decision to waive them.
“If, in this case, the Committee and Joe Biden are able to effectively establish the principle that an incumbent can strip his predecessor of both executive privilege and testimonial immunity, just imagine what will happen to Joe Biden and his advisers if Republicans win both the White House and House in 2024. In fact, I don’t need to imagine this repeat of the strategic game. If I’m not dead or in prison, I will lead the charge,” Navarro said in the lawsuit.
Peter Navarro didn’t specify exactly what his role moving forward will be; however, Trump would be wise to bring him along for another White House stint.
Author: Monica Hedren