Mary Trump Says 'Unity Is Impossible' Unless 'Traitors' Are Held Accountable

Mary Trump has welcomed the inauguration of Joe Biden but called on "traitors" to be brought to justice before the new president's message of unity can be implemented.

Trump, a psychologist and niece of former President Donald Trump, has been an outspoken critic of her family and celebrated the transition of power on Twitter on Wednesday.

"We did it. President Joe Biden—a man of decency, integrity, empathy and compassion. A man who will indeed protect and defend the Constitution. Finally," she wrote.

However, Trump also argued that those who had opposed Biden's Electoral College win must be held accountable.

"I am all for unity, but they need to meet us where we stand," she wrote.

"Unity is impossible if traitors like McCarthy, Hawley, Cruz et al aren't held accountable with the severity their crimes against our country demand," Trump added later.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were amonh the most prominent objectors to President Biden's victory. They have faced widespread criticism for backing objections to results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, even after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

To be clear: Unity is impossible if traitors like McCarthy, Hawley, Cruz, et al aren't held accountable with the severity their crimes against our country demand.

— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) January 20, 2021

Trump didn't shy away from accusing elected Republicans of treason on Wednesday. She posted on Twitter: "Why is the traitor Ted Cruz allowed anywhere near this inauguration? I thought the National Guard was there to keep people like him out.

"[Congressman Steve] Scalise and [Senator Lindsey] Graham, too. The utter nerve. We can't let them pretend they didn't support the overthrow of our government TWO WEEKS ago."

"Shouldn't Kevin McCarthy be in prison?" Trump asked.

On Tuesday, Trump called for her uncle and his adult children to be shunned after their departure from the White House. She told the MeidasTouch podcast: "It's not just Donald, all of his adult children need to be shut out, contained.

"They need to have all of their access stripped away from them. It all needs to be burned down. They need to be—their brand needs to be totally destroyed, even more than they've already destroyed it."

President Biden appealed for unity in his inaugural address but also offered thinly veiled criticism of falsehoods about the election. He said: "Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies, lies told for power and for profit."

Cruz, Hawley and McCarthy have been asked for comment on this article.

Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley
Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri speak during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College victory of Joe Biden on January 6. Mary Trump has called both senators "traitors" for objecting to the election result.