The FBI raided Former President Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago and America First Patriots are taking action — this time, launching a lawsuit to remove Judge Bruce Reinhart for prejudicial treatment in approving the raid.
Tea Party Patriots Action argues in their filing that prejudicial treatment can be established on several fronts — producing an apparent conflict of interest.
“Reinhart has a conflict of interest and a pattern and history of hostility to President Trump, which is supported by the following undisputed facts” they write, citing several Facebook posts where Judge Reinhart slams the Former President.
They also claim, “Judge Reinhart is a Democrat who has given financial contributions to former Democratic President Barack Obama, and to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush when he was a candidate running against Donald Trump for President in 2015.”
Resultantly, they offer their considered solution to the problem, a solution that surely will have America at large talking:
“Clearly, Judge Reinhart is a partisan and has publicly expressed his partisan views against former President Trump. His antipathy for the former President is such that he should have recused when presented with the search warrant for the highly problematic search of President Trump’s home in Florida…
Judge Reinhart should be disciplined and removed as a federal magistrate because of his failure to meet the standards of ethical conduct and character necessary for the public to have confidence in the nonpartisan role of a judge in a matter of this extreme public interest.”
They justly conclude:
“The entire episode … authorized by a political appointee of President Trump’s successor… threatens the principle of ‘equal justice under law’ and the confidence of the American people in an unbiased judiciary.”
The group makes a compelling case. Judge Reinhart does not like Trump — few will dispute that. The extent of Reinhart’s unprofessionalism will be debated in the months ahead, but one thing is for certain — the Mar-a-Lago raid has energized MAGA Republicans at just the right time. The Midterms may be an electoral ‘shellacking‘ the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades.