It would appear that individuals including Donald Trump, believe that they are above the law and that free speech allows him to threaten Judges, Prosecutors, law clerks and even members of these people’s families. It is not permitted to threaten judges or their staff, as it is against the law to threaten or intimidate members of the judiciary or any other individuals.
In the United States, the judiciary is an independent branch of the government, and threats against judges or their staff are taken seriously. Such actions can be considered obstruction of justice or contempt of court, both of which are criminal offences. There are federal and state laws in place to protect the judiciary from threats and intimidation, and these laws apply to everyone, regardless of their position or status.
The protocols that are in place to protect members of the judiciary and their families from threats seem not to be used effectively because Donald Trump is an Ex-President. When any public figure, including a politician or former president, makes threats against judges or judicial staff, it should result in legal consequences, and law enforcement agencies should take appropriate action. However, this does not seem to be the case as Trump seems to continue to make these threats on his Truth Social platform.
The media, public figures, and citizens need to discuss and criticize the actions and decisions of public officials, including judges, in a manner that upholds the law and respects the safety and independence of the judiciary. The rule of law is a cornerstone of democratic societies, and it ensures that everyone, regardless of their position, is subject to the same legal standards.
Democracy is in jeopardy when the MAGA Republicans stay silent while their cult leader threatens members of the judiciary. How did the United States of America get to this point that people are allowing the likes of Donald Trump to continue to behave childishly and disgustingly toward the judiciary?