After the latest House January 6th Committee public hearing revealed even more damning evidence and testimony, former Attorney General Eric Holder called for the Justice Department to hold Donald Trump and his minions accountable.

Holder had refrained from passing judgment, but could no longer remain silent once the committee detailed Trump’s attempted coup by using Trump’s own words against him on Thursday. Part of Trump’s plan was to stack the Justice Department with loyal toadies who would press his election lies and help him overturn the election so he could stay in power.

For that, Holder says the lawyers involved in this plot should be disbarred.

Among the congressmen Holder mentioned are House Republicans who begged Trump for pardons because they knew they were engaged in illegal activities. We had previously known that Rep. Scott Perry (R-Penn.) was one of the pardon seekers. But now we know that the others included Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.).

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) discussed a possible pardon but chose not to pursue one despite also being deeply involved in the plot to overthrow democracy.

Holder then turned to Trump more directly by noting that he planned to install an incredibly unqualified candidate as Acting Attorney General and place other toadies in acting capacities at other departments to further strengthen his scheme.

Holder proceeded to lay out a clear case against Trump, starting with Trump’s call to the Georgia Secretary of State demanding that over 11,000 votes be “found” so he could win the state despite two recounts that found President Joe Biden as the rightful winner.

Every lawmaker, Trump administration official, lawyer, and even Trump himself should be held legally accountable to the fullest extent of the law. They must also be barred from ever serving in government again. The DOJ has the smoking gun and an abundance of evidence and testimony to justify indictments and prosecutions. Failure to do so enables Republicans to try again in 2024.

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