Resolution to prosecute Donald Trump for an accessory to a pandemic -2nd degree murder

Proposed by Richard McManus Feb. 8, 2021, referred to Issues and Education Committee 2/17/21

WHEREAS Donald Trump was briefed at least by January 30, 2020 that Covid-19 was super contagious as is smallpox and plague. 

WHEREAS Donald Trump’s actions and inactions caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, 

WHEREAS Donald Trump said: 

Jan. 30, 2020: “We think we have it very well under control”

Feb. 24: “The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”

March 10: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

March 15: “It’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

March 25: “Many states don’t have a problem.”

April 4: “People need to go to baseball games, get America working again,”

WHEREAS all of the evidence we had in February 2020 indicates that travel restrictions and quarantines were unlikely to keep the virus out of our borders because this virus was spreading too quickly and too silently, and our surveillance was too limited for us to truly know which countries have active transmission,  

WHEREAS Trump told Americans 22 times the Corona virus would go away,

WHEREAS in late September 2020, Trump claimed that the virus would “go away without the vaccine” because people would develop “herd mentality” (he meant herd immunity),  

WHEREAS Trump told a reporter to remove his face mask while asking a question and the reporter offered to speak louder instead which caused Trump to say, “Oh okay, you want to be politically correct,”

WHEREAS Trump in February 2020 accused Democrats of “politicizing” the corona virus during a campaign rally claiming that the outbreak is “their new hoax,” accusing the press of being in “hysteria mode”, and downplaying the severity by comparing the number of fatalities during an average flu season,

WHEREAS what Trump claimed the formerly responsible news agencies to “fake news,”

WHEREAS  Trump’s packed rallies may have led to 700 COVID-19 related deaths and 30,000 additional coronavirus cases,

WHEREAS in Jan. 2021 the total US deaths were 393,928 from Covid-19, and 13,975,036   have gotten sick from it,

WHEREAS in Feb. 2021 the total US deaths were +1,342 more than January and 27,686,809 have gotten sick from it,

WHEREAS on about January 4, 2021 via Twitter, Trump called the national coronavirus death toll tallied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “fake news,” 

WHEREAS at the time of ratification of the US Constitution, the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” thus appears understood to have applied to uniquely political offenses, or misdeeds committed by public officials against the state, “and the misconduct of public men (woman) from the abuse or violation of some public trust,” (Source:  Federalist Papers: No 65, wrote former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton), 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED we demand Trump be prosecuted in a US court of competent jurisdiction or in the International Criminal Court for being an accessory to a pandemic -2nd degree murder or voluntary manslaughter.