Top Republican lawmakers reacted with outrage to the unprecedented indictment of former president Donald Trump on Thursday as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s years-long investigation.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has been investigating Trump for hush money payments made leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
“Outrageous,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted on Thursday.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., told Fox News Digital in a statement, “The unprecedented election interference from 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 persecute Joe Biden’s chief political opponent ahead of the 2024 presidential election to suppress the will and voice of the American people.
“Tens of millions of patriotic Americans have never been so energized to exercise their constitutional rights to peacefully organize and VOTE at the ballot box to save our great republic by electing President Donald J. Trump in 2024,” she said.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., also stated in a tweet Thursday, “The sham New York indictment of President Donald Trump is one of the clearest examples of extremist Democrats weaponizing government to attack their political opponents. Outrageous.”
Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., tweeted on Thursday: “Today’s political indictment of Former President Trump is a dark day in American history and a threat to our Republic by Alvin Bragg and the Democratic Party machine. It’s unfathomable to me that this could happen in America. This is political persecution that must not stand!”
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stated in a tweet “The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds.”
“The ‘substance’ of this political persecution is utter garbage. This is completely unprecedented and is a catastrophic escalation in the weaponization of the justice system,” Cruz said.
Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley said Thursday’s indictment “isn’t about the law. It’s about power. Raw power.”
“It’s the Democrat Party telling the nation they will stop at nothing to control the outcome of the next presidential election. It is an assault on our democracy, pure and simple,” Hawley said in a tweet.
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