Democrat Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) had to backtrack this weekend after saying that former President Donald Trump should be shot.
Plaskett made the comment during an appearance on MSNBC, during which she discussed the federal charges against Trump relating to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
“You know, having Trump not only have had the codes, but now having the classified information for Americans and being able to put that out and share it in his resort — with anyone and everyone who comes through – should be terrifying to all Americans and he needs to be shot … stopped,” she said.
Freudian slip? Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) slips and says Trump "needs to be shot." She quickly corrects herself and says "stopped." pic.twitter.com/cUJlhshiGD
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) June 18, 2023
Plaskett, who is running against incumbent Republican Tom McClintock, made the comments during a campaign event on Monday. She was speaking about Trump’s decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order to stop racial profiling.
She went further saying: “Of course, he’s going to have his day in court,” she continued. “Let’s remember that he was indicted by his peers — individual Americans who live in South Florida, a red state — they saw enough that there was probable cause for him to bring this indictment for him to stand trial.”
Another crazy thing that Plaskett said was that Republican “propaganda” was the only possible reason Americans might have doubts about the Justice Department and the FBI under President Joe Biden.
“And that’s the thing that I am concerned about with many of my colleagues in the GOP,” she said. “That they believe that there is a two-tiered system , but the two-tiered system is not to punish them more, it’s to – they want it to allow them to get away with more than everyday Americans.”
“Causing Americans to distrust the FBI, the Department of Justice, it’s all a mechanism, and all, you know, part of their propaganda,” she added.
Democrat Del. Stacey Plaskett says some Americans are skeptical of Biden's DOJ and FBI because of Republican "propaganda" and not because Biden just weaponized his DOJ to arrest his political rival. pic.twitter.com/5GZydAhyzq
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 18, 2023