(USA Features) Onetime 2016 Trump campaign manager and current adviser Corey Lewandowski said during a Saturday interview Washington operates off of “two sets of rules,” one for Democrats and a different set for Republicans.
“We’ve got two separate sets of rules as we have seen for the entire Trump presidency,” Lewandowski told Newsmax TV’s “The Count.”
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“One set of rules if you’re conservative and one set of rules if you’re not a conservative,” he continued, noting that we’re seeing the difference again when it comes to the appointment of a special commission to examine the alleged origins of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“What we saw this week in Washington, D.C., was some elected officials who stood up and said, ‘we don’t need a special counsel; we don’t need a special investigation; we have to make sure that what took place on Jan. 6 never happens again,'” Lewandowski said.
“But we should be treating people equally. Which means if you’re committing crimes against federal properties anywhere across the United States, there should be the same accountability for those people as those who committed crimes on Jan. 6,” he added.
“Most of the members of the mainstream media have no interest in holding those people [summer rioters] accountable either,” he said in reference to rioting that occurred for months across the U.S. in the wake of the George Floyd incident.
Some of the rioting was directed at federal monuments and installations including a courthouse in Portland, which then-President Donald Trump ordered reinforced with federal law enforcement.
Lewandowski’s comments come after White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Friday President Joe Biden is dedicated to investigating what led to the Jan. 6 riot.
“The events of Jan. 6 represented an existential crisis of democracy,” Jean-Pierre said. “That is why the president supported the bipartisan commission that was proposed, and why he consistently called for a full and independent investigation into what happened and how we can ensure something like that could never happen again.”
But Senate Republicans blocked the formation of a commission late last week over concerns it would be highly politicized by Democrats. Still, some GOP members did vote for the commission, which Lewandowski predicted would lead to political repercussions from constituents.
“Clearly, prevailing minds came forward and said, ‘we don’t need this commission,'” Lewandowski told Newsmax TV. “Some of these members of the U.S. Senate are leaving, so there’s very limited accountability.
“Then, of course of people like Mitt Romney – who has voted twice to impeach the president, who was booed off stage in his home state of Utah – will not serve another term in United States Senate,” he added.
Romney was elected to his seat in 2018 and is not up for reelection until 2024.