Buck Says Trump’s Nonstop Legal Trouble Is Actually Great

Rep. Ken Buck (R).

GOP Rep. Ken Buck has a well-earned reputation for making what he thinks is the greatest argument ever on a given issue, oblivious to the fact that everyone in the room including most of his allies are cringing in dismay. 2023 so far has borne this reputation out with several high-profile cable news gaffes, claiming to CNN reporter Phil Mattingly in March that AR-15 assault rifles “are not a danger to anybody.” This was followed by Buck trashing a New York grand jury’s indictment of Donald Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta…until Acosta pointed out that prosecutors like Buck are supposed to have respect for the grand jury process.

Perhaps the biggest unintended boost Buck gave to Democrats was during the runup to Trump’s first impeachment trial, in which Buck established for the record that Trump could be prosecuted for his actions as President after leaving office. With one criminal case pending and more investigations reportedly on the cusp of charges, that’s an observation that Buck has surely come to regret.

Yesterday on CNN, Buck struck again with what could be the greatest Buckism of all time. Instead of trashing fellow prosecutors, Buck has stopped worrying and learned to love Trump’s investigations!

As reported by Rolling Stone’s Peter Wade:

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash asked Buck, “You have acknowledged more broadly that Donald Trump is facing some ethical challenges in his campaign, in addition to the classified documents probe, he’s under investigation for election interference in Georgia, Jan. 6, he’s already been indicted in New York. Would Republicans be better off with a candidate who is not facing multiple criminal investigations?”

“You know, it’s interesting,” Buck responded. “I think that the multiple investigations and civil lawsuits that have been brought almost give this presidential candidate and former president credibility. [Pols emphasis] He keeps saying that the world is against him because he’s trying to make these changes.”

It’s like claiming Al Capone was a good guy because prosecutors only convicted Capone for tax evasion.

We’ll start by saying that there probably is a small, disaffected segment of the public who looks at multiple criminal and civil investigations against a public figure and concludes that the subject of all of that scrutiny must themselves be the victim. The much more rational conclusion, which we would expect from a former prosecutor, is that lots of separate investigations tend to indicate someone is in fact breaking the law. Again, like having faith in grand juries, Buck either respects the legal system he was sworn to uphold or he doesn’t.

Buck’s misconduct reprimand as a prosecutor is the one thing in context that does make sense.

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  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    “multiple investigations and civil lawsuits…….almost give Trump credibility.”

    I’d love to know what Ken has been smoking. Seems like some pretty potent stuff.

    • unnamed says:

      At this point, I'm thinking meth.  Or bath salts.

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      There is actually a method to Ben Kuck's madness ….

      Look, ever since he descended down the gold escalator in 2015 to insult Mexicans, followed by his insults hurled at John McCain and POWs, Muslims, people with disabilities, Megan Kelly and pretty much almost all other women, the NATO alliance, etc., Trump has existed in Bizzaro World where up is down, in is out, left is right, etc. 

      The world responds in a counterintuitive way to what Trump does or says. Look at what happened after the Access Hollywood tape came out. 

      At a minimum, an indictment is a boom for fundraising. And his poll numbers may see a bump, too.

  2. bullshit! says:

    Pretty scary that Buck once decided who would face charges in Weld County.

  3. Matt A. Harry says:

    Well, in all fairness, it is "great" for the people I vote for so…………………..

  4. skeptical citizen says:

    This must be Ken "I voted NO so we can default" Buck

  5. Washopingmylastpostwouldbemylast says:

    This only makes sense in that Buckiverse where almost is merely a few light years away.  There Ttump is almost a sane and rational human being almost qualified to sit with the grownups and he almost has a smidgen of credibility.

    Ken Buck himself is almost credible, and not almost a blithering assclown.


  6. JohnNorthofDenver says:

    It will give Trump a winning hand with the Republican primary. However; he will likely be in trial next summer and potentially sentenced quickly.

    Ken Buck is just saying what republicans will believe. He's powerful because the deep state is coming after him. It's just like he said. 

    Those who go against him will be cut down.  Then Biden will be reelected 

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