Republicans rage at Trump indictment, calling it a ‘blatant abuse of power’
Republicans vented their fury on Thursday immediately after it was revealed that a grand jury in Manhattan had indicted former President Donald Trump on charges related to the Stormy Daniels affair.
“When our justice system is used as a political tool, it puts us all in danger,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted.
“This is a flagrant abuse of power by a district attorney focused on political vendetta instead of keeping people safe,” tweeted McDaniel, who was installed by Trump and resisted a challenge to his post earlier this year. anus.
His comment served as a signal to elected Republicans, who supported Trump during the Russia investigation and two Senate impeachment trials.
“Shocking,” responded the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, in a one-word statement. He is one of several House committee chairs who have already tried to investigate Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for his investigation.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the allegation a “blatant abuse of power by a district attorney focused on political vendetta.”
Republican lawmakers in Congress were already siding with Trump before the impeachment, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz calling the gist of the case “utter crap” in comments to DailyMail.com.
Sen. Thom Tillis (RN.C.), who has occasionally worked with the Biden administration, said the prosecution “doesn’t pass the sniff test.
‘The Department of Justice has already investigated the facts and decided that no case could be brought against President Trump… Congress has every right to investigate the conduct of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, he told the huffington post.
It is baseless and frivolous. It’s a political chase, and ironically, the fact that this left-wing Democrat is going after her has already proven to be a significant political benefit to Donald Trump,” Cruz said Wednesday.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) slammed the allegation as “outrageous”
Trump loyalist House Republican Conference Speaker Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.) was among the first elected officials to issue a statement criticizing the impeachment.
A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump for money paid to silence porn star Stormy Daniels
It remains to be determined how impeachment will play out in the presidential primaries and the battle for Republicans to maintain control of the House in 2024. Trump has used reports that he could be impeached as a powerful fundraising tool, and expanded his advantage over Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis in a new Fox News poll released Thursday.
Trump predicts it will backfire on President Joe Biden, who took office while former Trump adviser Michael Cohen was serving part of his three-year sentence for campaign finance violations related to the $’quiet’ payout deal. 130,000 with Daniels.
The former president called it a “witch hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement” in a statement criticizing other investigations and vowing to take down Bragg.
“Now they have done the unthinkable,” Trump said, calling the impeachment a political act by his enemies. “Never before in our nation’s history has this been done before.”
“I think this witch hunt will backfire on Joe Biden,” Trump said in his statement.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com on Thursday, Eric Trump criticized the ruling as a “ruthless attack” and an example of the “decline of American law”.
His brother Donald Trump Jr. compared the accusation to the actions of a ruthless dictatorship. The former president has denied Daniels’ allegations of a sexual relationship and he is expected to plead not guilty.
‘Let’s be clear, folks. This is like communist level crap. This is something that would make Mao Stalin Pol Pot.
Said House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), another prominent Trump supporter: “The unprecedented election interference by corrupt socialist District Attorney Alvin Bragg is a political witch hunt and a dark day for America. The radical far left will stop at nothing to go after Joe Biden’s main political opponent ahead of the 2024 presidential election to stifle the will and voice of the American people.”
He concluded with a call for action, a sign that House Republicans like Trump plan to try to capitalize on the charges against the party leader.
“Tens of millions of patriotic Americans have never had more energy to exercise their Constitutional rights to peacefully organize and VOTE at the polls to save our great republic by electing President Donald J. Trump in 2024,” the Trump loyalist said.
Trump’s lawyers, Susan Necheles and Joseph Tacopina, said: “President Trump has been impeached. He did not commit any crime. We will vigorously fight this political accusation in court.’
Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, Trump was already launching his first fundraising appeal based on the “darkest chapter in our history.”
“Please make a contribution, of any amount, to defend our movement from the endless witch hunt and WIN the WHITE HOUSE in 2024, with an impact of 1500%,” the email from his Make America Great Again PAC read.
Donald Trump’s angry statement criticizing the impeachment as ‘political persecution’
‘This is political persecution and electoral interference at the highest level in history. From the moment I walked down the gilded escalators of Trump Tower, and even before I was sworn in as President of the United States, radical left-wing Democrats, the enemy of the working men and women of this country, have been committed . on a witch hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement. You remember it like me: Russia, Russia, Russia; the Mueller hoax; Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine; Impeachment Hoax 1; Impeachment Hoax 2; the illegal and unconstitutional raid of Mar-a-Lago; and now this
Donald Trump called the accusation “unthinkable”
“Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘get Trump,’ but now they have done the unthinkable: indict a completely innocent person in an act of blatant election interference.
‘Never before in the history of our Nation has this been done. The Democrats have cheated countless times over the decades, including spying on my campaign, but using our justice system as a weapon to punish a political opponent, who just happens to be the President of the United States and by far the Republican frontrunner for president, has never happened before. Ever.
‘Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was recruited and financed by George Soros, is a disgrace. Instead of stopping the unprecedented crime wave sweeping New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders, robberies and muggings he should be focusing on. This is how Bragg spends his time!
“I think this witch hunt will backfire on Joe Biden. The American people realize exactly what the radical left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So our Movement and our Party, united and strong, will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we will remove all these crooked Democrats from office so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! ‘