Post-election commission to blacklist, censor Trump supporters suggested by professor, hailed by left

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A professor at the University of California-Berkeley is pushing the idea for the creation of a commission after Election Day that will target President Donald Trump and all of those who “enabled” him.

Robert Reich, a UC Berkeley professor of public policy and a former labor secretary in the Clinton administration made his argument for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” this weekend on Twitter as he lamented when “this nightmare,” referring to Trump’s presidency would be over.

The committee, as suggested by Reich, would “erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

His idea of blacklisting Trump supporters and launching a massive censorship campaign sparked plenty of supportive responses on the left. But Reich later slammed critics in another post, claiming they were “responding to this tweet as if it’s a radical, undemocratic idea.”

Reich, who served under former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, has been a vocal critic of Trump, most recently slamming his handling of the coronavirus pandemic while allegedly “seeking government intrusion” in other areas of Americans’ lives.

The UC Berkley professor gave the president “a 1 in 6 chance of remaining in power after January 20” in a recent tweet.

Perhaps as alarming as Reich’s vision for a post-election commission were the many responses on Twitter by those who suggested additional radical ideas.

In response to those who didn’t see the benefits of Reich’s vision, the author and economic advisor linked to an article titled, “Do truth and reconciliation commissions heal divided nations?”

“As long as unresolved historic injustices continue to fester in the world, there will be a demand for truth commissions,” the article claimed. “The goal of a truth commission … is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record.”

Meanwhile, other Twitter users raised the alarm over the very idea being proposed by the professor at Berkeley’s public research university.

“The Left wants to jail their political opponents,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton tweeted.

“This is basically saying: If you ever sided with Trump on anything–a tax cut, a nominee, moving the embassy, criticizing CNN–you’d better pray he wins, because if we get power, you’re in trouble,” Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney wrote on Twitter.

“It looks like @RBReich is reading Orwell again. The only problem is that he thinks it is a love story between a naughty citizen and his kind, wise government, who loves him and only wants the best for him,” actor Nick Searcy tweeted.


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