Presidential assassination is one of the very few instances of murder being a crime chargeable as a federal offense. With that said, let’s hope that no president ever gets whacked specifically in the Nutmeg State.
But first a bit of background. U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 84 › § 1751 is officially entitled “Presidential and Presidential staff assassination, kidnapping, and assault; penalties.”
As cited, those of the Executive Branch covered include;
- The President of the United States
- The President-elect
- The Vice President
- Or, if there is no Vice President, the officer next in the order of succession to the Office of the President of the United States
- The Vice President-elect, or any person who is acting as President under the Constitution and laws of the United States
Also cited are those “employed in the Executive Office of the President or appointed under section 106(a)(1)(A) of title 3 employed in the Office of the Vice President.”
But it doesn’t end with just the Prez and the Veep. U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 18 › § 351 offers the same to all members of the House and Senate, the Presidential Cabinet as well as the Supreme Court.
That brings us to a curious question: If any of the individuals specified by Title 18 of the U.S. Code were to be victims of the aforementioned crimes, would the state, county, city, town, village, hamlet or sleepy crossroads LEOs (Law Enforcement Organizations) work with the feds on apprehending the bad guys?
In a recent airing of Tucker Carlson Live on the Fox News Channel, the lead guest was Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) regarding the state making the conscience decision not to work with the feds regarding illegal immigration.
On Thursday, Tucker Carlson debated Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) on his response to President Trump’s order that states comply with federal immigration laws when dealing with illegal immigrants.
This week, Malloy issued a memo to law enforcement and school officials, telling them they do not have to abide by federal immigration laws or fully cooperate with ICE.
As seen in the below video clip;
- 1:09 mark, Malloy clearly states, “The president can’t order us to do, uh, federal work. Uh, quite frankly, the federal government should to its own job.”
- 5:52 mark, the governor further clarified his stance of Connecticut state and local resources dealing with a federal crime; “We should not be expending local dollars… state dollars, to do the federal government’s job.”