LOS ANGELES – The National Board of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union took a major step Tuesday toward possibly disciplining or expelling President Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and also endangering the lives of fellow union members — journalists.
The board found probable cause that Trump violated the union’s constitution, and directed SAG-AFTRA’s Disciplinary Committee to review charges that Trump incited the insurrection, and also that he engaged in a sustained misinformation campaign to discredit and ultimately threaten the safety of journalists, many of whom are union members.
“Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred — democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers.”
If the Disciplinary Committee upholds the charges, Trump could face penalties including a reprimand, censure, fines, suspension or expulsion from the union.
Union National Executive Director David White said Trump’s “words and actions over the past four years have presented actual harm to our broadcast journalist members.”
According to the union, SAG-AFTRA represents about 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals.
Trump has denied inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, an insurrection carried out by Trump supporters following a Washington, D.C., rally.
47 comments for "SAG-AFTRA union moves to discipline Trump over Capitol riot"
SAG-AFTRA has the right to either discipline or expel Donald Trump. He has had a SAG card since 1989.
Right To Work says
I would voluntarily quit SAG. I quit my own union when it was disclosed my dues were directed to the Obama Campaign.
Sammy boy says
I know these people. SAG is comprised of status quo political reactionaries, not necessarily Republican, not necessarily Democrat.
SAG is about, the status quo. SAG likes the way the cards were dealt in life. They don’t like people coming along, pointing to that.
SAG likes candidates, who’s policies reinforce “their” status quo.
Harris-Biden weren’t elected. Because their candidate ws unelectable, the election had to be rigged. Corrupt, wholly devoid a clear agenda, Biden and Harris ran, with no clear objective other than attaining high office, for the purpose of meting out retribution, against their political foes.
So long as it’s not them, that’s what SAG wants.
Maybe it’s time for you to take the tinfoil hat off your head. It’s starting to affect your brain.
Rin Tin Tin Hat says
You don’t have to wear a tin foil hat to be a Rex follower, but it helps.
That’s TRex, or His Highness TRex peasant.
Congratulations to the socialist whiney pricks. Now, can blm shut up for at least four years until you want more handouts and then bring out another Floyd to riot over. Gotta love that foreign influence.
Your the one that’s whining. Boohoo. Just had to throw in your racist BLM comment and a little dig at foreigners. You folks just can’t help yourselves. It’s in your DNA. Just relax, relate and release so you can enjoy the next eight years!!
I am relaxed, and releasing and I’m quite sure BLM is more relaxed for “eight” more years because they’re back on that gravy train baby. Pat yourself on the back. The country is now doing for you what you should of been doing for her.
What’s the “gravy train” Alby? Explain yourself. Are you talking about welfare or what? Anyone affiliated with BLM is on welfare? You do realize a lot of the red states accept subsidies from blue states where a lot of BLM supporters live? That’s a form of welfare. My country has always had my support. I worked full time from my senior year in high school until my retirement several years ago. I paid a lot of taxes and never, ever received welfare. I support law enforcement when they do their jobs correctly and I support the BLM movement. I don’t know who you are getting this garbage from, but you are being misled. Biden will be your president too.
BLM is a racist cult no different from white power or mexican pride or whatever, except blm idiots will try to murder someone else for proclaiming WLM. Blm is a joke excuse for garbage people to be garbage. Blm is garbage. You had your four years of MAGA(which I’m sure you enjoyed so much), now we have another four years for blm to finally shut up and go back to their lives hoping they get shot by a cop again so they can hop another blm parade and crap on another republican administration four years later. Except this time Blm will be exposed in its entirety for what it is exactly, garbage. Blm is a movement just like a bowel waiting to pass, so I guess we all just gotta prairie dog it for another four years. This garbage will eventually pass.
As I’m sure you’re aware being on the gravy train yourself you know the importance of helping our fellow citizens. Only ignorant losers, again like yourself, truly understand when they suffer the same fate as others less fortunate. Bless your heart
… signal indication of an internet policeman, a cloaked moderator, or a paid influence peddler: ankle-biting.
“Democrat Dave,” “Mike,” are ankle-biters. Not particularly good at it, either.
Denote, how “Mike” never posts-up his own comment. He only reacts, to depose, denigrate or marginalize other people’s commenting.
If Mike had an internet gun? We’d be dead –
Wow, Alby….didn’t get much sleep, did you? All that hate is interrupting your sleep patterns. Those darn ole BLM folks are responsible. Just try to chill. Remember, relax, relate, release!
Dont answer to other albys. They werent there till I started making my forwad comments after reading. And I read it when I afford time too. Theres other mikes or daves or Tims or… Or alexis’s. At this point, I think I could tell the difference on this forum. If it sounds like Im contradicting myself, its either cuz Im drunk or its a different alba. So there.(Barfarf arf)
AV Illegal says
Right To Work says
“Go Home To Mommy” you SAGs.
… the limousine liberals would really get into it, punishing President Trump –
All true patriotic Americans feel former president Trump should be held accountable for what he’s done to this country. For the record, Repuglicans ride in limousines too. Your orange boy rides in one all the time.
Hey,”Orange boy” could of benefited “brown boys” like yourself but you were too busy stroking BLMs racist agendas which aint nothing new with demorats like yourself.
Your ignorance is noted Alby.
Racists in the A.V. abound and most are just uneducated losers with nothing better to do than to make themselves feel better by bashing someone of a different color or religion.
Bless your heart
[Removed] your heart you internet leech. Maybe the term “brown people” would stop being thrown out to your kind when you stop throwing out “orange boy” to our kind. Who died and gave you a free pass to racism? You’re right about one thing, you are an “uneducated loser”. Once again, [removed] your heart.
You know the drill, here at the democrat headquarters, at the AV Press!
It’s “democrat Mike,” and “democrat Dave” to the rescue, perpetuating elitist, globalist dogma, extirpating and marginalizing ever hint of moderate and conservative sentiment they see!
When they get themselves in trouble, and the push-back gets out-of-hand? Here comes the democrat heavy, to mop up their mess, “Tim Scott” –
Thanks for the over the top word salad JB. Great way to start the day! I don’t really marginalize moderate and conservative sentiment. I just point out ignorance and stupidity. It’s fairly easy to do on this site. However, The Huff Po can give me a run for my money lol…
AV Illegal says
Not this true patriotic American. Spoken like a true lib. You speak for yourself, then demand everyone else get on board, or just state it as though it were fact. President Trump would be the most rejoiced president in the history of the U.S. had he had a “D” next to his name. But because the spoiled whiny “D’s” didn’t get their wishes fulfilled (even though he did a lot for them while President) when he was elected, they chose to ignore any accomplishments.
… yup. The democrat’s attitude: “… yeah! We rigged the election. So, we won. Deal with it! You don’t adhere to our elitist, globalist, neo-liberal dogma? Then, f you! You are an effing terrorist! Don’t you be pushing your moderate, conservative sentiment into my safe space! You should be shot!”
That is their attitude –
SAG is full of racist pricks. How dare they point fingers when they incite violence with movies EVERY DAY.
It wasn’t SAG hanging nooses and parading the confederate flag in the nation’s Capitol. You folks get things so twisted. So what now……gonna boycott movies?
SAG makes excuses for and protects perverts, paedophiles, and papists.
Correction – rapists.
SAG is full of papists as well. Hahaha.
Papist is my new favorite word. God knows what it could mean.
A member of the Catholic Church
I looked it up earlier too. It kinda sounds like it means something funnier.
It does sound funny, grew up within it myself.
Choir and altar boy.
Just human now, simpler that way.
But they don’t make excuses for men who brag about how they grab women by their private parts as the repuglicans do. Oh, the hypocrisy!
Silly mike. He was making an example of how some woman are Desperately eager to meet someone of financial power and somehow his comments got exploited when it should of stayed in the bus. Somethings are best kept left in the bus but for some reason he had to be exploited. He’s a nun compared to what you have probably told your boyfriend in the bedroom or bathroom. Eeeek! Imagine getting judged off of that? You would probably hide from the world and be behind the internet with your boyfriend gloating about “orange boy” being out of office… Which is what you are pretty much doing.
Please don’t drink disinfectant either.
You had a bad reaction when you drank some, at the urging of Orange Bird Brain? Luckily I knew the idiot was a big liar. Why he would endorse drinking bleach is beyond me.
Wow Alby, now you’re throwing digs at the gays. Does your hate ever cease? Just because I don’t agree with your idiotic comments, I now have a boyfriend that I tell naughty things to in the bedroom or bathroom? Once again I’m asking where is your proof? What source of information told you that? You folks throw out a lot of BS, but never, ever reveal the source you obtained it from. Sounds rather cultish if you as me.
So my dig is associated with hate? Hate is proved through a violent physical form. Strong Disagreeance is shown through text or picket signs or flailing my arms in the air in anger(at a social distance level). My point is whats said in the room stays in the room. If you were a quarter rich as he or others, or is perceived to be nearly like one, you would see and experience it too. Ive seen it happen to scumbags because they played the roll half as right. The desperation in people to stand out at your expense really exists. Thats my point. And please dont drink disinfectant.
And I wasn’t bashing gays either. You live the life you choose and as long as you’re happy, thats all that matters.
Boyfriend? That was pretty presumptuous of you. I never discussed my sexual orientation with you or anyone else on this site.
Why start now?.