Utah Judge Suspended for Anti-Trump Comments

  • 2019-05-28
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Utah Judge Suspended for Anti-Trump Comments
 
A local judge in Utah has been suspended without pay for 6 months for making comments that were critical of President Trump.

According to Fox News:

Judge Michael Kwan, who's been a justice court judge in Taylorsville, a suburb of Salt Lake City, since 1998. Between 2016 and 2017, he shared inappropriate posts on Facebook and LinkedIn about the president, according to Utah's State Supreme Court.

Kwan violated the judicial code of conduct and lessened "the reputation of our entire judiciary," Justice John Pearce wrote in an opinion on Wednesday.

An investigation was opened after Kwan made comments about Trump during court in 2017, KSTU reported. He told a defendant who said he planned to use his tax return for his court fees that he would need to pray in order to get a tax return because of Trump's proposed border wall along the southern border.

“Prayer might be the answer. ‘Cause, [Trump] just signed an order to start building the wall and he has no money to do that, and so if you think you are going to get taxes back this year, uh-yeah, maybe, maybe not," Kwan reportedly said. "But don’t worry, there is a tax cut for the wealthy so if you make over $500,000 you’re getting a tax cut."

The judge has supposedly been reprimanded for comments about both major parties and the judge chooses to keep his voter registration private.

 Source: TTN

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