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ICYMI: NYT Quotes Dan Quart In Coverage of Manhattan DA Race and Trump Prosecution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart
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kate@danquart.com

Dan Quart: “I’ve been very active and vocal on my feelings on Trump’s abuses of the rule of law, of his terrible policies, of his indecency, but that’s different than being a district attorney who has to judge each case on the merits.”

MANHATTAN - Dan Quart spoke with the New York Times about how his commitment to ensuring one standard of justice for all New Yorkers would apply to potential cases involving the ex-President as much as anyone else. As District Attorney, Quart will judge each case based on the facts and if there is evidence a serious crime has been committed, he will prosecute it. That is true for the ex-President as much as it’s true for anyone else.

Read more from the New York Times below.

New York Times: One Question for Manhattan D.A. Candidates: Will You Prosecute Trump?

[...] Despite the candidates’ efforts to avoid it, the question hangs over the hotly contested race to become the next district attorney in Manhattan. The prestigious law enforcement office has been scrutinizing the former president for more than two years and won a hard-fought legal battle this week at the Supreme Court to obtain Mr. Trump’s tax returns.

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“I’ve been very active and vocal on my feelings on Trump’s abuses of the rule of law, of his terrible policies, of his indecency,” said Dan Quart, a New York State assemblyman who is a candidate in the race. “But that’s different than being a district attorney who has to judge each case on the merits.”

“It’s incumbent upon me not to say things as a candidate for this office that could potentially threaten prosecution in the future,” he added.

Read the full article HERE.

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About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at DanQuart.com and DanQuart.com/Press.