Chuck Schumer Blasts Trump For ‘Autocratic Behavior We’d Expect In A Banana Republic’

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Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of “autocratic behavior we’d expect in a Banana Republic” on Monday.

The Washington Examiner reports that Schumer said at the Senate, “President Trump seems to have the terribly misguided view that the Department of Justice is there to protect his political interests and prosecute his enemies. Well, it’s not.”

“The president’s demand is a blatant abuse of executive power, an ill-informed, sloppy attempt to discredit the duly-constituted investigation led by the special counsel,” he added. “The president’s behavior is the kind of grossly autocratic behavior we’d expect in a banana republic, not a mature democracy.” (RELATED: Chuck Schumer Makes The Case For Legal Weed — Accidentally Becomes A Conservative)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at the Milken Institute 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake – RC1C6918C690

President Trump tweeted Sunday that he would order the Department of Justice to investigate possible spying on his campaign. (RELATED: Trump To Order Investigation Into FBI/DOJ Surveillance Of His Campaign)

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