The Law and Order Criminal

My recollection from law school is that “reckless endangerment” is a felony in many states. Trump recklessly endangers others when he holds an indoor rally, as he did in Nevada a few days ago, violating a State of Nevada order and discouraging the wearing of masks. In one of her Washington Post columns yesterday Jennifer Rubin quotes constitutional expert Laurence Tribe on the matter: “I think Donald Trump’s deliberate exposure of people attending his rallies without masks and without social distancing, given all he has admitted on tape that he knows about how covid is transmitted and how deadly a virus it is, would qualify for state criminal prosecution.”

Trump has said he wants more law and order. He should be careful what he wishes for. Law and order, properly administered, would bring indictments down upon him faster than he can say, “Global warming is a hoax.”