Gary Johnson: Donald Trump will ‘be in court over child rape’ if elected

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor of seeking a presidential nomination as a Libertarian, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore, File)

Libertarian Gary Johnson. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore, File)

Libertarian Gary Johnson said in an interview Wednesday that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for immediate impeachment hearings, while a Donald Trump election means a president who will “be in court over child rape.”

“From the day that she takes office, it will be impeachment proceedings. There will be the drumbeat of impeachment from the first day,” Johnson said. “And if Trump is inaugurated, he’ll be in court over child rape.”

Johnson, in his first campaign stop in Georgia, was referring to the FBI’s ongoing probe of emails that could be linked to Clinton’s private server and the federal lawsuits filed by a woman who claimed the GOP nominee raped her two decades ago when she was 13. Trump has flatly denied the allegations, and his attorney has called them “completely frivolous.”

More: Gary Johnson looks to boost Libertarian support in Georgia

The former New Mexico governor cast himself as the “principled” alternative to Trump and Clinton, who he said have both tarnished the presidential election.

“As this all transpires, you can say you voted for someone who is principled,” he said. “You can say I’m not responsible – don’t blame me, I voted for Gary.”

Of Evan McMullin, the independent who is threatening to win Utah, Johnson had a curt dig: “I don’t know anything about him. He’s running for president of Utah.” And he predicted a range of disenchanted Democrats and Republicans joining the Libertarian party in future elections.

“I think everybody is going to be surprised by a whole bunch of Democrats who are fiscally conservative who are going to run,” he said. “And a whole lot of former Republican officials who are really inclusive in their social agenda.”

Here’s what he said on his prospects in Georgia and other traditionally conservative states:

“It starts with just how polarizing Clinton and Trump are. But with a little bit of research, look at us – we’re two former Republican governors. We weren’t wallflowers. We really did push the envelope from a small government standpoint.”

On ongoing concerns about his “Aleppo moment,” when he failed to identify the war-torn Syrian city:

“Gaffes are going to happen. But I’ve got integrity, honesty and all that in spades. I understand what is going on. I’m skeptical regarding it all. I would be the skeptic at the table …”

On his message to disenchanted voters:

“We have a lot to be proud of. We have the opportunity to change America. We have the opportunity to change the landscape going forward. Let’s not discount an outright win. We worked hard to get to this point. And the bottom line is you’re going to look back at 2016, if you voted for Gary, at least you will be able to say you voted for Gary.”

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Rachel Holdaway
Rachel Holdaway

Oh Hillary could get him free like she did the other man that raped the 12 yr old......but The Donald has more sense then to do something like that....she is the crazy one.....

Bruce Annette
Bruce Annette

Gary stfup aren't u still trying to find Aleppo \U0001f913 go smoke another one AN tell ur self that 5% is gonna get u elected tomorrow BAHAHAHA Where's Aleppo

Sharlene Nishizawa
Sharlene Nishizawa

That case was tossed out by the judge. She wanted 100 million dollars. Gary Johnson is a joke

Mark Lee
Mark Lee

I guess the AJC didn't get the memo either.

Mark Lee
Mark Lee

Somebody should tell this moron that the phoney civil,not criminal,case was dropped.

Jean Rexius
Jean Rexius

Well if he does it is because he is innocent. Otherwise, remember, he can pardon himself. That is what Obama plans for himself and Hillary. Trump can do the same, but he is innocent and he will fight. Also expose the Clinton connection in the process.

Barbara Whetzel
Barbara Whetzel

Get a life Johnson. Don't you read the news. Clintons will be there first!

Jack Wade
Jack Wade

Gary Johnson raping my sheep

Joey Henry
Joey Henry

Huh but but....Clintons emails!!!!! Benghazi!!!!!! She's gonna take away my guns! And by extension, my fetish for guns!

Holly Osborn Davis
Holly Osborn Davis

Oooh ok, Gary Johnson! Go ahead and get you a front row seat to the trial. We'll all meet you there. Aleppo, who?

John Culpepper
John Culpepper

Haha......case was dropped....how in the past he is.

Kim Scholes
Kim Scholes

Prepared to be unfollowed. You really need to be more objective.

David Matthews
David Matthews

you dumb sucker why don't you shut your lying mouth, you Bush loving POS.

Doris Hanna
Doris Hanna

That was already proven to be false. Are you asleep or just not real bright??

Clarence Busby
Clarence Busby

Gary Johnson is a dummy. A real dumb dummy. Really. Old news is still old news Gary.

Janet Echard
Janet Echard

And you need to check in to the nut house.Lock

Kelly Moran
Kelly Moran

I wonder how much hush money she received

Mike Harris
Mike Harris

Gary and Brian Williams saw it happen...".

LamarDi Wayne Battle
LamarDi Wayne Battle

Racist groups and leaders endorsed him and Sam Sessions thats good enough for us to support Clinton. The hell with emails or foundation crap. We just dont republicans and Trump prooves it .

James White
James White

The case is a $$$ civil case. It is on its 3rd try and the woman has other issues. Filed April 26, 2016 - thrown out by judge. Refiled June 20, 2016 - voluntarily dismissed. Refiled September 30, 2016 - lets see what happens. Maybe Trump could get Hillary to represent him like she represented the man accused of raping a 12 year old girl in Springdale, Arkansas. She got him off and laugh while she said, "I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs." Does that sound like she is for women and children? ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCDzRtZLUkc&feature=share

Patricia Gordon
Patricia Gordon

Go fly a kite Johnson. You don't know what you are saying.