Ari Fleischer, who served a stint as former President George W. Bush’s press secretary, took to Fox News on Wednesday to lay out his plan for dealing with Democrats and their allies in various positions of power who are dedicating their lives to going after Donald Trump.
Fleischer, who spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, said that Republicans should respond in the exact same manner after far-left Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted the 45th president on charges even some Democrats say are ridiculous.
“One of the raps against Donald Trump is that he violates the norms and as a result the Democrats had no choice, prosecutors had no choice,” Fleischer said. “What’s happened to Donald Trump is actually the real violation of the norms. He was impeached the first time by a process that did not even go through the Judiciary Committee. They’ve wrecked a bipartisan intelligence committee at the hands of Adam Schiff to get Donald Trump.
“The second time they tried to impeach him, knowing they would not succeed, they didn’t even go through that process,” he added. “They went right on the floor and shoved it down everybody’s throats. And now you have a prosecutor in an overwhelmingly lopsidedly ideologically Democrat, 85-15 Democrat to Republican Manhattan going after Donald Trump.”
Fleischer then explained what he thinks should happen moving forward.
“Here’s what I hope happens. I earnestly hope that conservative prosecutors in rural areas of America indict Bill Clinton, indict Hillary Clinton, indict Hunter Biden,” he said.
“The only way to stop this and return to the norms is for one side to realize if they go too far, the other will match them. That’s not the way we settle our disputes in America. They should be settled at the ballot box and not through the courts. But Republicans cannot unilaterally disarm,” he noted further.
“You can’t let them try to interfere in the 2024 election by doing to Donald Trump what they’re doing. And I say as someone who criticized Donald Trump when he goes too far. Democrats are violating the norms and they are especially doing it through this weak case in Manhattan,” he said.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said this week some GOP prosecutors are already thinking the same thing.
“I had two calls yesterday, one from a county attorney in Kentucky and one from a county attorney in Tennessee. They were Republican, obviously, both states are heavily Republican. They want to know if there are ways they can go after the Bidens now,” Comer said.
“And they’ve opened a can of worms. They’ve set precedents now that we can’t go back on. And now we’re going to see a judicial system that’s already bogged down with doing what they’re supposed to do, and that’s going after real criminals, people that are committing real crimes, burglaries, rape, robberies, things like that,” he noted further.
“And now you’re going to start having ambitious political people like Alvin Bragg try to make a name for themselves and go after big pie-in-the-sky federal cases. And it’s just not a good path that we need to go forward on in our judiciary,” he said.