Ohio state Representative Tavia Galonski (D) announced on Sunday via her Twitter account that because President Trump continued to promote Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus, she'll be referring him to the International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity.
Galonski said Sunday's "press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one."
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine is normally used to treat patients with malaria and sometimes lupus and arthritis, but it has shown some promising results for patients with COVID-19. Because of early results in some patients with the novel virus, Trump has been a heavy promoter of the drug.
Dr. Stephen Smith, an infectious disease specialist, on using hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin combo to treat #COVID19 patients:— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) April 2, 2020
“It’s a game changer. It’s an absolute game changer. … I think this is the beginning of the end of the #pandemic. I’m very serious.” pic.twitter.com/F716IhtEvA
MSNBC contributor Glenn Kirschner, who has previously said Trump could be charged with manslaughter, agreed with Galonski's tweet, saying, "Trump’s conduct easily satisfies all 3 elements of involuntary manslaughter."
Trump’s conduct easily satisfies all 3 elements of involuntary manslaughter. In fact, his gross negligence is beginning to look more like conduct evincing a “conscious disregard of an extreme risk of death/serious bodily injury = the standard for depraved heart/2nd degree murder. https://t.co/XVHYy5CqWU— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) April 6, 2020