Preet Bharara has been a thorn in President Donald Trump’s side since the day he was unceremoniously fired from his post as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Bharara oversaw federal investigations into money laundering and other Wall Street street crimes, and many suspect Trump sacked him in a clumsy purge of government lawyers he hoped would stall or slow any inquiries into his shady business dealings with illicit foreign figures. Now Bharara’s set his sites on the entire National Rifle Association-backed Republican Party.
In a brilliant Sunday morning tweet, Bharara responded to the armies of conservatives who have flooded Fox News and talk radio airwaves in recent weeks to criticize, ridicule, and even attempt to silence the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
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Those students have committed the cardinal sin of taking on the NRA directly and unapologetically in their #NeverAgain crusade to ensure that the Parkland, Florida school shooting massacre is the last of its kind.
By publicly, repeatedly, and correctly identifying the NRA as the primary obstacle to that goal, the student activists have unleashed the full fury of the conservative gun-rights group. The NRA has rallied their lap-dogs in Congress and across the right-wing media to push back against these kids, treating them like a threat to their very existence – probably because they are.
Preet Bharara has heard enough. He took to Twitter this morning and called out the NRA for their shameless attack on the students, writing “If you’re attacking kids whose classmates and teachers were massacred, you’re losing.”
If you're attacking kids whose classmates and teachers were massacred, you're losing
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 25, 2018
These high school juniors and seniors that the NRA and Trump are so afraid of may be young, but all of them will eligible to vote when the president and his pro-gun agenda face reelection in 2020.