Democratic Virgin Islands delegate Stacey Plaskett said that former President Donald Trump needs to be "shot" before quickly correcting herself.
Plaskett made the comment on MSNBC during a live interview on Sunday.
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"Having Trump not only having the codes but now having the classified information for Americans and being able to put that out and share it in his resort with anyone and everything who comes through should be terrifying to all Americans," Plaskett told MSNBC.
"He needs to be shot," she said before quickly attempting to correct herself by adding "stopped."
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"Plaskett, a 57-year-old non-voting member of the House, also dismissed claims that a 'two-tiered system' of justice led to Trump’s indictment, even though Republicans pointed out how President Biden’s recent stashing of classified documents has not yet been legally addressed and Hillary Clinton was never charged for retaining classified documents on a private email server while secretary of state," OANN noted.
"Plaskett had served as an impeachment manager for Trump’s second impeachment, when the Democrat-controlled House charged the 45th president with instigating an insurgency following the Capitol breach on January 6th, 2021. The Senate eventually acquitted the former president," it added.
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"Plaskett has raised her national profile in recent months as the ranking member of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Federal Government, at one point threatening independent journalist Matt Taibbi with a five-year prison sentence for having allegedly lied to Congress during a 'Twitter Files' hearing," the New York Post reported.
The interview addressed Trump's indictment involving allegedly classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago home last year.
The files were found during an FBI raid authorized by the Biden administration's Justice Department.
The charges also came as the investigation against the Biden family continues to move forward in the House Oversight Committee, making the timing of the charges questionable to many.
The delegate's slip of the tongue has led to strong rebuke from many in this case, with calls for her removal following an accidental call for the shooting of a former president.