In a bold move against a biased Obama-appointed judge, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is taking a stand for justice. Gaetz plans to introduce a resolution to censure and discipline U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan over her clear bias in the January 6 case involving former President Donald Trump. It’s about time someone called her out for her open bias and partisanship.
Judge Chutkan has a history of delivering harsh sentences to non-violent January 6 defendants. For instance, she gave Christine Priola, a defendant with no criminal record who simply held a sign saying “the children cry out for justice” while walking through the Capitol, a whopping 15-month sentence. This punishment does not fit the crime and shows Chutkan’s lack of fairness and impartiality.
Furthermore, during another sentencing hearing, Chutkan referred to the protesters as “insurrectionists” and questioned their allegiance to the United States. She claimed that they did not go to the Capitol out of love for their country, but rather for one man. This blatant disregard for the truth and demonization of the protesters is unacceptable.
It is deeply concerning that a United States District Court judge would exhibit such blatant political bias from the bench. Judge Tanya Chutkan’s extreme sentencing of January 6th defendants, while openly supporting the violent Black Lives Matter riots of 2020, showcases a… pic.twitter.com/JzLKrU6Ryh
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) August 18, 2023
It is clear that Judge Chutkan is politically biased and has no respect for the rule of law. While she hands down extreme sentences to January 6 defendants, she openly supports the violent Black Lives Matter riots of 2020. This is a complete disregard for her duty of impartiality and further erodes trust in our justice system.
Gaetz’s resolution also calls for the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Judge Chutkan’s handling of cases related to the Capitol protest. This investigation is necessary to ensure that justice is served and that biased judges are held accountable. The American people deserve confidence in our legal system, and it’s clear that Chutkan’s actions have eroded that confidence.
Gaetz has always been a fierce advocate for justice and has previously taken a stand against biased investigations. He has called for the defunding and shutdown of special counsel Jack Smith’s multi-million-dollar investigation into the former president. Gaetz believes that Smith should first present himself for a transcribed interview before the Judiciary Committee. If Smith refuses, Gaetz suggests issuing a subpoena and holding him in criminal contempt of Congress. It’s refreshing to see a lawmaker willing to go to such lengths to ensure fairness and integrity in our legal system.
It’s time for Judge Chutkan and other biased individuals within our justice system to be held accountable. The American people see her actions and are rebuking them. Justice must prevail, and it’s up to lawmakers like Gaetz to fight for it.