White House Clarifies Trump’s Due Process Comments
Sarah Sanders clarified comments President Trump made last week about suspending due process to confiscate guns from criminals during Monday’s White House press briefing.
“The president thinks that we need to expedite the process,” the White House press secretary stated when asked by a reporter if POTUS wants to “take guns from people who are dangerous before due process.”
“He wants to make sure that if somebody is potentially harmful to themselves or other people, that we have the ability to expedite that process,” she continued. “We certainly still want to have due process, but we want to make sure that it’s not tied up for months and months and months and someone that could potentially be dangerous is allowed to have a gun without us being able to expedite that process.”
“That’s what he’d like to see us do.”
Trump appeared to undermine due process while speaking at a meeting with congressional lawmakers last Wednesday. (RELATED: Trump — ‘Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second’)
“A lot of times by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court to get the due process procedures. I like taking the guns early,” POTUS stated. “You can do what you’re saying but take the guns first, go through due process second.”