One of Donald Trump’s most dangerous and bigoted campaign promises was to call for, quote, “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. Of course, he tried to do it in a way that would pass constitutional muster. However, the judges who heard the cases after the victims of Trump’s bigotry sued saw right through what the idiots in the White House were doing, and blocked their efforts – twice.
The U.S. Marshals Service has flown in about a dozen deputies from the mainland to provide 24-hour protection for U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.
“The U.S. Marshals service will do a critical risk assessment, look at the threat, make an analysis, and determine the level of protection needed,” he said.
According to Hawaii News, the FBI is looking into the threats against Judge Watson, but they are refusing to give too many details at this time.
Of course, this is Trump’s fault as well. We all remember the childish tweet he fired off when the ruling against his ill-fated ban was handed down:
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
With those sorts of reactions, of course his cult of followers would think going after this judge is A-OK.
This is the very definition of terrorism. These people are literally going after a federal judge for doing his job. They have zero understanding of the rule of law, the separation of powers, the co-equal branches of government. Judicial review is crucial to a democratic republic’s functioning. Just because these morons, along with their orange leader, want their bigotry to become law doesn’t mean the other branches of government have to stand for it.
Judge Watson, you are truly a hero. Stay safe, for who knows what these feverish morons are capable of. They’re insane. Thank you, sir, for upholding our democracy.
Featured image via Matt Veasey