Libertarian Judge Andrew Napolitano, an early on supporter of Trump has changed his views. Following two plus years observing Trump’s actions, his blazing Twitter feed, and his volumes of lies and obstruction Judge Napolitano recently said the following.
Prosecutors prosecute people who interfere with government functions and that’s what the president did by obstruction, where is this going to end? I don’t know, but I am disappointed in the behavior of the president.
If he had ordered his aides to violate federal law to save a human life or to preserve human freedom, he would at least have a moral defense to his behavior. But ordering them to break federal law to save him from the consequences of his own behavior, that is immoral, that is criminal, that is defenseless, that is condemnable.
Watch the complete video from “Judge Napolitano’s Chambers” here.
The criticism from the longtime Fox News stalwart is the latest in his gradual evolution into one of the network’s most ferocious critics of the president. During a different monologue of the same show last week, Napolitano said what he saw in the report was enough to “prosecute” Trump.
The increasingly frequent and relentless criticism from Napolitano is a stark departure for the judge, who was known to be a Trump favorite at the start of his presidency. Throughout 2018, Trump frequently quoted the judge’s analysis verbatim on Twitter. In 2017, there were even rumors that Napolitano would be tapped for a Supreme Court seat.
It is now time for the Congress of the United States to do its job. The million dollar question is does it have the backbone. The billion dollar question is, if Congress actually has the backbone to do there’s will the Senate have the courage to do the same?
My bet? Very likely not.