Dem. Rep Tweets She Will Refer Trump ‘For Crimes Against Humanity’ Amid COVID-19

Democratic state Representative Tavia Galonski said on Sunday evening that she wants President Trump tried for “crimes against humanity.”

In a tweet, the Ohio lawmaker shared that she would be making the referral herself, citing President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force’s press briefing on Sunday as “the last straw.”

“I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one,” she tweeted.

“We don’t have to sit here and watch this happen. We can all do something. It’s a break glass moment,” she said in a subsequent tweet.

“I need every lawyer that ever did any work on the international level to contact me at [email protected] immediately,” Galonski said in another tweet. “When we worked on international custody cases we had a cadre of lawyers working on the case. Suit up!”

In her post, Galonski shared a tweet that suggested Trump should be tried for “pushing a drug that hasn’t been tested for coronavirus patients.” The drug being hydroxychloroquine, a drug the president has repeatedly promoted during the daily briefings.

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The Daily Mail reports the drug is often used to treat malaria patients and has been promoted by 6,200 physicians from 30 different countries

“With a spiraling crisis and no cure in sight, doctors in Europe, the US and China have been given license to prescribe the promising drug to COVID-19 patients,” the report adds.

Here’s more on the drug, per the Daily Mail:

Chloroquine (CQ), branded as Aralen, and counterpart hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), known as Plaquenil, are well-established medicines.

They are also prescribed on the NHS to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and have been used since the 1940s.

The latest poll, conducted by Sermo – a ‘virtual lounge’ for doctors, found the tablets were most widely used for COVID-19 in Spain, where 72 percent of physicians said they had prescribed them.

Fifty-three percent of doctors in Italy said they had used the drugs to treat the killer virus, while in China it was 44 percent.

Just 13 percent of UK clinicians surveyed said they had prescribed chloroquine to coronavirus patients, presumably through private clinics.

Here’s how some people responded to the congresswoman, per Twitchy: