Sickening Announcement Just Made About Trump’s Prison

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) made fun of former President Donald Trump by saying that he would be “visiting” soon and that Republican lawmakers ought to rename a jail after him.

Republicans in the House proposed legislation earlier this week to rename Washington Dulles International Airport after President Trump. Democratic legislators responded by introducing legislation to christen a federal jail with the name of the Republican nominee.

The two-page measure, which Connolly and Representatives Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and John Garamendi (D-CA) unveiled, called for renaming the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in Florida as the “Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution. It is unlikely to pass, much like the Republican bill that would rename Dulles as the “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

In this same prison, Trump’s White House trade advisor Peter Navarro is serving a four-month sentence for evading a congressional subpoena pertaining to the probe into the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

“When our Republican colleagues introduced their bill to rename Dulles after Donald Trump, I said the more fitting option would be to rename a federal prison,” Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia said in a statement Friday.

“I see no reason to wait,” Connolly said. “I hope our Republican friends will join us in bestowing upon Donald J. Trump the only honor he truly deserves.”

Sunday’s MSNBC host Jonathan Capeheart questioned the Virginia legislator about his most recent legislative initiatives.

Well, there’s a nice federal penitentiary right near Mar-a-Lago. And I just thought for a guy who’s now got 88 criminal indictments pending, criminal. Plus two major civil penalty trials that have already been resolved, costing him about a half $1 billion. I think it’s only fitting that if we if Republicans really want to honor Donald Trump, the most appropriate way to do that is to name a federal prison. He might be visiting soon.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) made fun of former President Donald Trump by saying that he would be “visiting” soon and that Republican lawmakers ought to rename a jail after him.

For a number of alleged crimes, including his attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election and his storage of secret material, Trump is facing four criminal indictments in four different jurisdictions.

With four cases including numerous state and federal accusations against him, including one in Florida where he is accused of mishandling secret papers after leaving the White House, the Democrats aimed to tarnish Trump’s reputation as the presumed Republican nominee for president. Trump has denied any misconduct and entered a not guilty plea to all of the accusations.

“I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to our former president, Donald J. Trump, than renaming the closest federal prison to Mar-a-Lago in his honor,” Garamendi said.

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