To ensure that the public may see former president Trump’s federal trial regarding alleged interference in the 2020 election, House Democrats have reportedly filed legislation.
Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., presented a resolution late last week urging the Judicial Conference, the governing body of the U.S. courts, to let criminal hearings for the former president to be “broadcast to the American public.”
In a courtroom in Washington, D.C., last week, Trump entered a not guilty plea to four counts relating to his and associates’ alleged attempts to rescind his defeat in the presidential election.
According to the resolution, Trump “knowingly spread misinformation to deceive the American public about the results of the 2020 presidential election”
It also claimed that many legal challenges to the 2020 vote counting “have been refuted by a variety of judges, State election officials, and the Department of Homeland Security.”
In a letter to the Judicial Conference last week, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., spearheaded the demand for televising this trial as well as the one for Trump’s handling of sensitive materials. Six other Democrats are also sponsors of the resolution.
With a few notable exceptions, cameras are generally not permitted in federal courts.