Judge Napolitano Slams DOJ Over Gibson Guitar Raid: ‘Unjustifiable, Use Of Force Was Criminal’
Judge Andrew Napolitano told Megyn Kelly on America Live that the issue has resurfaced because “this administration has a penchant for seeking vengeance against those who want to speak out, and the owner of Gibson did so verbally by endorsing Republican candidates and financially by endorsing them as well.”
After the government seized Gibson’s wood and effectively shut down their business for a month, the company now has $2.5 million in legal fees. Napolitano noted that Gibson still hasn’t received its wood back, nor have they been compensated for it as federal law requires of seized assets.
“It’s not the same as manufacturing methamphetamine,” he said. “If it was improperly imported, that is a civil wrong. It’s not a criminal one.”