‘Our Base Will Come After You’: Trump Henchmen Threaten GOP Senator Over Trump Jr.’s Subpoena
President Donald Trump’s allies in Congress have turned lawless and are rallying around Donald Trump Jr. after one of their colleagues issued him a subpoena.
As the Trump administration enters full contempt, the president’s son said he doesn’t intend to show up to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about apparent falsehoods in his previous congressional testimony, according to Axios.
The move will certainly set off a constitutional showdown,
Defying the subpoena would essentially dare Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the committee’s chairman who issued the order, to hold the president’s eldest son in contempt.
Democrats said that jail is the only option left if the president’s son defies the subpoena.
In the meantime, Trump allies in the US Senate explicitly warned Burr to stay away from the president’s son.
“We’re drawing battle lines,” that ally told Axios. “If you touch Don, we’ll come after you … and our base will come after you.”
Trump Jr.’s strategy fits in with the broader strategy his father’s administration has pursued since Democrats took control of the House, according to an outside White House adviser.
“Trump’s statement that they will not comply with the subpoenas and document requests was not posturing or an opening negotiating position,” that adviser told Axios. “It is administration policy.”