In new video, “Jack McCoy” implores Rosenstein not to resign

Sam Waterston Dear Rod Rosenstein Don't Resign

 

Sam Waterston implores Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not to resign in a new video supporting the Nobody is Above the Law (TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org) effort. Waterston played attorney Jack McCoy from 1994-2010 on NBC’s Law & Order television series.

“Some might like to see you resign because they don’t like what the Russia investigations are uncovering,” says Waterston in the video. “That is wrong. Books will be written about this moment and history will judge it. Mr. Rosenstein, we implore you: do not resign. A grateful nation asks you to stay right where you are, and continue the superb job you have been doing.”

The Oscar-nominated Waterston appeared in two previous videos together generating more than one million views. This third Waterston video was produced by Eva Paterson and the Equal Justice Society, produced by Valerie Stadler, written by Linda Burstyn, produced by Molly Mayeux, directed by Russ Ford, with Josh Riley and Griff Orme.

“Trump is stacking the justice system against the American people, from the Supreme Court to the Justice Department,” said Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society. “If Trump fires Rosenstein, he will install a sycophant to oversee the Mueller investigation. Not only could this person fire Mueller, they could put one obstacle after another in front of the investigation, and make sure the conclusions of the Mueller investigation are hidden from the public. “

Just as he’s seeking to appoint a get-out-jail-free card to the Supreme Court in the form of Brett Kavanaugh, a right-wing ideologue, who has lied under oath, faces mounting charges of sexual assault, and believes a president is above the law.

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Video script

Dear Mr. Rosenstein,

I am speaking to you on behalf of myself and on behalf of so many Americans who are deeply grateful for the work you have done protecting our Constitution as our Deputy Attorney General.

You have shown your commitment to the vital principle that no one is above the law by – among other things – ensuring that Special Counsel Robert Mueller remains free to follow the facts in the Russia investigation, wherever they lead.

As a lifelong Republican, you have demonstrated what it means to put country above partisanship – at a time when we face one of the greatest tests in our democracy in our nation’s history.

Some might like to see you resign because they don’t like what the Russia investigations are uncovering.

That is wrong. Books will be written about this moment and history will judge it.

Mr. Rosenstein, we implore you: do not resign. A grateful nation asks you to stay right where you are, and continue the superb job you have been doing.

Ronald Reagan said: Democracy is … the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

By refusing to resign, even if it is asked of you, you will pay tribute to the democracy that we all aspire to.

A democracy that doesn’t depend on wealth or power but is guided only by the principles that your legacy and the legacy of our nation will be judged by: fidelity to our constitution and the fairness of the rule of law.