MARK LEVIN (HOST): Peter Navarro is the former trade advisor to President Trump. The January 6 committee subpoenaed a wide swath of information they demanded from him, as well as his testimony.
As you know, it's been my contention that that committee is basically a front for the Justice Department's criminal investigation, which makes its activities utterly and completely unconstitutional. Not because of reasons other people have been saying, but because of separation of powers. And when you're using a committee as a Trojan horse to stalk individuals or to try and find individuals, and throw a very wide net, hundreds and hundreds of interviews and so forth, and your purpose is really to provide that information to a federal grand jury or a US attorney or the criminal division of the Justice Department, you are effectively violating the constitutional rights of individuals through the back door. And of course, the media play along.
Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino, and now Peter Navarro all held in contempt of Congress. Two of whom have been indicted, Bannon and Navarro. Now, here's the deal. Today, they picked up Navarro at an airport and they put him in handcuffs and leg irons. Handcuffs and leg irons, because they said he was an escape threat. The man is seventy two years old, he's known all over the place, he's no escape threat. All they had to do is ask him to show up. Just to show up.
You don't start handcuffing people, putting them in leg irons, arresting them. That's not how this is supposed to work. These are not criminals, ladies and gentlemen. These are political opponents. Political opponents. These are not criminals. And just because Congress sets up a committee and holds hearings doesn't mean that should be leading to necessarily subpoenas and indictments and handcuffs and leg irons.