Republicans on Saturday tore up a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump, calling it “outrageous” and “politically motivated” in multiple Twitter posts.
“Trump’s indictment would be a national catastrophe. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest a political rival,” said Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. murmured“If Republican prosecutors had used campaign funds to arrest then-candidate John Kerry in 2004, if Bush and Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul. It’s a matter of course.” (Related: ‘Partisan prosecutors’ at all levels of government are trying to stop Trump’s 2024 bid, says Tucker Carlson)
Trump predicted he would be arrested on Saturday morning this Tuesday director in a true society. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg planned a meeting with law enforcement to coordinate his arrest on charges related to his alleged $130,000 payment to a porn star and his mistress Stormy Daniels. reported. according to to Fox News.
“Principles transcend partisanship. Let the American people decide who will rule,” Ramaswamy continued. “This will mark a dark moment in American history and undermine public confidence in the electoral system itself. I urge you to put partisan politics aside.”
Trump’s indictment would be a national catastrophe. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest political rivals. If Republican prosecutors used campaign funds to arrest then-candidate John Kerry in 2004, Bush and Cheney… https://t.co/vRIDLR Ruha
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 18, 2023
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said, “It is an outrageous abuse of power by the radical DA to neglect violent criminals in its pursuit of political vendetta against President Trump.” murmured“I am directing the relevant commissions to immediately investigate whether federal funds are being used to subvert democracy by obstructing elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
“The impending indictment of President Trump in New York must be treated as it is. It is a politically motivated indictment based on a tense and complex legal theory,” said Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy. . Posted on Twitter. “It reveals the dangers of a politicized system of ‘justice’ being (becoming) weaponized against all Americans. ”
The impending indictment of President Trump in New York must be treated as it is. It is a politically motivated indictment based on a tense and complex legal theory. It reveals the dangers of a politicized “justice” system that is (is) being weaponized against all Americans. https://t.co/dz8o2mUgJr
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 18, 2023
Other Republicans in Congress took to Twitter to denounce potential indictments, claiming Bragg was using double standards.
“The Soros-funded DA trying to jail @realDonaldTrump is allowing violent criminals to roam free and terrorize New York City,” Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden said. I’m here. Posted“There’s one set of rules for Democrats and violent criminals and another set for the rest of us.”
“The recent announcement and blatantly politically motivated targeting of @realDonaldTrump by AG Bragg in New York is exactly what Americans have come to expect,” said Florida Republican Rep. Corey Mills. murmured“He has shown he has no bail reform policy for violent offenders and is flexible on crime, but targets FMR. President. #BananaRepublic”.
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