Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, says he wants justice to be served following the guilty verdict in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial.
“Justice must be done. Epstein and Maxwell’s victims deserve nothing less," Sasse said in a press release following Wednesday's verdict. "The DOJ failed again and again and again when Epstein escaped justice. Maxwell must pay for her heinous crimes. This verdict shouldn’t be the end: The DOJ needs to go after every single scumbag who committed crimes with Maxwell and Epstein.”
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Maxwell was found guilty on five of six counts for facilitating the abuse of underage girls by financier and serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. She will be sentenced at a later date and will have to stand trial for two perjury charges.
Epstein allegedly killed himself in his prison cell, using a bedsheet to hang himself by the neck, according to a medical examiner report on August 10, 2019.
Sasse pushed the DOJ to investigate Epstein in 2018, requesting the department look into possible misconduct by federal officials who handled the Epstein case.
Sasse released a scathing statement about the DOJ's approach to the case in November 2020, complaining that "justice has not been served."
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“Letting a well-connected billionaire get away with child rape and international sex trafficking isn’t ‘poor judgment’ — it is a disgusting failure," Sasse wrote in the statement. "Americans ought to be enraged. Jeffrey Epstein should be rotting behind bars today, but the Justice Department failed Epstein’s victims at every turn. The DOJ’s crooked deal with Epstein effectively shut down investigations into his child sex trafficking ring and protected his co-conspirators in other states. Justice has not been served. The full report needs to be released to the public."