(PoliticalLookout.Com)- Democratic Representative Tavia Galonski of Ohio hit peak crazy on Monday when she announced her intentions to report President Donald Trump to The Hague, referencing his “crimes against humanity.”
Congresswoman Galonski claimed, in all seriousness, that she believed the president’s response to the Chinese coronavirus was tantamount to crimes against humanity and he should, therefore, be investigated by the United Nation’s International Court of Justice.
“I can’t take it anymore,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow.”
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4
— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020
“Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one.”
If you’re unfamiliar with The Hague, it’s a city in the Netherlands and home to the United Nations. The International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice are used to try people responsible for war crimes, crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
Galonski’s comments drew much criticism online. Conservatives laughed off her suggestion while others reminded her that the United States is not part of the Rome Statute meaning the case wouldn’t go ahead.
You are embarrassing yourself, we aren’t part of the Rome Statute the US remains unfettered by @IntlCrimCourt requirements. Further more these are their definitions of Crimes against humanity. https://t.co/nCqrx91fmG pic.twitter.com/L3gAdvZxN3
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) April 6, 2020
Not to mention the fact that President Donald Trump is not guilty of anything close to a crime against humanity. According to the United Nations definition, a crime against humanity is committed when somebody engages in a “systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack.” Such attacks include torture, imprisonment, enslavement, extermination, murder, forcible transfers of population, apartheid, and other extreme acts.
Will Chamberlain, the editor-in-chief of conservative magazine Human Events even questioned whether referring the president to a foreign court would be treasonous.
Query whether such a referral would be *literally* treasonous https://t.co/oqeOg6CmKe
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) April 6, 2020
What do you think?