On Saturday, Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, Robert Reich, called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the Trump Administration’s end. The South African government organized a Truth and Reconciliation Commission after apartheid ended in the country.
On Saturday, Robert Reich said on Twitter that the country needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission “when this nightmare is over.” In referring to “this nightmare,” Reich is discussing the Trump Presidency.
Reich continued, “It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician and executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed in 1995 as part of the process to end apartheid. Apartheid lasted for more than 300 years in the country. The Commission was formed to investigate human rights abuses in the country from 1960 to 1994. The Commission wrote a final report, which included a draft reparations policy and recommendations to prevent human rights abuses in the future.
Robert Reich was the Secretary of Labor under President Clinton and served in a total of three administrations. He is currently a public policy professor at the University of California Berkeley and has written multiple books.