GOP candidates show disrespect for jury process

Republican candidates denounce democracy

During the recent Republican presidential debate, the candidates were asked “Would you support Trump even if he were convicted by a jury?” Shockingly, six of the eight candidates raised their hands indicating agreement.

Those six candidates declared their intention to ignore the ruling of a jury. In 1774, John Adams proclaimed, “Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty.”

Yet these Republican candidates have decided the former president is not subject to the deliberations of a jury. This is chilling and should be a deal-breaker for all reasonable citizens.

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