'Squad' Democrat claims Trump DOJ would go on 'murdering spree' with death penalty

A Democratic lawmaker is claiming that if former President Trump is re-elected, his Department of Justice would go on a “murdering spree.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts made the speculations about political violence at a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing on the Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday.

Speaking about Project 2025, a policy roadmap for a future Republican president to consolidate political power created by the Heritage Foundation, Pressley criticized its plan to gut agencies and hire loyal staff via Schedule F appointments as a “pathway” to “wholesale policy violence.”

“The federal government has the largest and most diverse workforce in the country and Schedule F – an Executive Order that would replace tens of thousands of civil servants with partisan sycophantswould destroy our government infrastructure —destroy it,” Pressley said at the hearing.

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts claimed during a Wednesday hearing of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee that former President Trump’s Department of Justice would go on a “murdering spree” if re-elected. (Fox News)

“It is critical that we understand that the far-right extremists who are advocating for Schedule F see it as a means to an end. It is their pathway to enact widespread, wholesale policy violence,” she continued.

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Former President Trump headlines a Republican National Committee spring donor retreat in Palm Beach, Florida. (Donald Trump 2024 campaign)

Pressley went on to claim that under another Trump presidency, the Department of Justice would perpetrate a “murdering spree” via abuse of capital punishment.

“The Department of Justice would go on a murdering spree,” Pressley told the committee. “It would rush to use the death penalty and expand its use to even more people while circumventing due process protections.”

The seal for the Justice Department is photographed in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Heritage Foundation called Pressley’s remaks “Soros-directed talking points” and “profoundly unserious” in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“Project 2025 is a coalition of more than 100 leading conservative organizations coming together to advance mainstream, common-sense reform to return the federal government to one that serves the American people, not attacks them,” said Heritage.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at [email protected]

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