Jamie Raskin's plan to hold Trump accountable


One year later, the ripples of the Jan. 6 riot continue to reverberate throughout American politics. For Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who led the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, bringing the people responsible for the attack to account has become his driving priority. Today, Playbook author Rachael Bade talks to Raskin and congressional reporter Olivia Beavers about the continued fallout from the Capitol siege.

On why Raskin sees holding Trump accountable as still necessary

“Accountability has always seemed kind of like a bureaucratic word to me. But when you think about it, it’s really the heart of democracy. If you’ve got a king or you got a dictator, the defining feature of that regime is there is no accountability. The leaders of society or the owners of society, they do whatever they want. So democracy is all about making sure that the people have control over the rulers. That’s what accountability is.” — Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), member

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