During a live television interview on Sunday, Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI) reportedly retracted her previous statement that former President Donald Trump should be “shot.”
Plaskett made the remark while appearing on MSNBC to discuss the criminal charges brought against Trump for allegedly mishandling secret materials after he left the White House in January 2021.
“You know, having Trump not only have had the codes, but now having the classified information for Americans and being able to put that out and share it in his resort — with anyone and everyone who comes through – should be terrifying to all Americans and he needs to be shot … stopped,” Plaskett said.
Plaskett went on to claim that Trump would undoubtedly have his day in court and would have the same opportunity as any other American citizen to defend himself, but she was cautious to note that the former president had been indicted by his peers in a very red state and that he would have his day in court.
“Of course, he’s going to have his day in court. Let’s remember that he was indicted by his peers — individual Americans who live in South Florida, a red state — they saw enough that there was probable cause for him to bring this indictment for him to stand trial.” Plaskett continued.