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Raskin prods GOP with 'Trump ❤️ Xi' signs at China hearing

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) displayed a “Trump ❤️ Xi Jinping” poster during Wednesday’s hearing and criticized former President Trump for past comments about Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Enemies of constitutional democracy and freedom are trying to destabilize the American government. Global tyrants are targeting Joe Biden and promoting Donald Trump, who affectionately describes President Xi […]

Raskin hits Republicans for bowing to 'sugar daddy' Trump after Capitol visit

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., on Saturday criticized Republican lawmakers who met with former President Trump in a private meeting earlier this week, calling the positive atmosphere surrounding the visit “scandalous and disgraceful.” The Maryland lawmaker’s comments came just two days after President Trump visited the U.S. Capitol on Thursday — his first since the Jan. […]

Raskin Claims SCOTUS Flies the NRA Flag ‘Above the Constitution’

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” on Friday that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the bump stock ban was like flying the National Rifle Association’s flag “higher than the Constitution and public safety.” “Of course, that’s outrageous,” Raskin said. “It wasn’t just Justice Sotomayor that said this bird quacks […]

Raskin accuses GOP of ‘contriving’ Garland obstruction

House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) accused House Republicans of moving forward with a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress out of “political opportunism.” The House is set to vote as soon as Wednesday on the contempt charges, which would refer Garland for criminal prosecution to the U.S. […]

Raskin argues DOJ can force recusals of Alito, Thomas in Jan. 6 cases

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has argued that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can force the resignations of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the lawsuits they face related to the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “Everyone assumes that the highest court in the country has the lowest ethical standards and […]

Raskin targets Trump foreign payments with emoluments legislation

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) on Tuesday focused on an issue that has plagued President Trump’s term, strengthening enforcement of constitutional limits on federal employees receiving payments from foreign governments. submitted a bill to do so. Mr. Raskin’s bill would expand the scope of the so-called emoluments clause, restricting federal elected officials and some senior appointees […]

Raskin says it’s ‘worth investigating’ whether House members were drinking in hearing room

Rep. Jaime Raskin (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, held an explosive hearing Thursday after rumors that non-committee members were intoxicated. He said it was “worth investigating” whether lawmakers were drinking during the meeting. “I didn’t see any drinking by the ladies and gentlemen from New Mexico, but Melanie Stansbury […]

Raskin: Supreme Court should be moved ‘over to the RNC headquarters’

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has replaced the U.S. Supreme Court with the Republican National Committee after some conservative justices indicated they were open to arguments supporting former President Trump’s immunity from prosecution. (RNC) said it should be moved to headquarters. “These are politicians who, unlike me, are not subject to universal suffrage,” Raskin said Thursday […]