Saturday, June 3, 2023

‘Abuse of power’: Republicans unite for Trump after impeachment

Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives and second in line for the presidency, as well as other co-religionists, criticized the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat who launched a criminal investigation against Trump.

“Bragg has irreparably harmed our country in his attempt to interfere with our presidential election,” McCarthy said.

“Our sacred system of justice has been used as a weapon against (…) Trump. The American people will not bear this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and account for his unprecedented abuse of power,” he said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who saw Trump as a potential main rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, called the allegation “un-American.”

“The militarization of the legal system to promote a political agenda dissolves the rule of law,” DeSantis said. “It’s un-American.”

DeSantis accused Bragg of “bending the law to target a political opponent.”

Trump was indicted by a New York grand jury on Thursday for speaking publicly about an alleged extramarital affair with porn actress Hurricane Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election.

Trump’s indictment makes it the first former president in US history to be criminally indicted.

Donald Trump Jr, the 76-year-old eldest son of the former president, described the prosecutor as a “corrupt leftist” after the impeachment.

This accusation is “third world worthy”, his brother Eric Trump added in a tweet, who “directed an opportunistic political act in the middle of the election campaign”.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, denounced “unprecedented election interference” and a “political witch hunt.”

“Intimate survival will be nothing to go after Joe Biden’s main political opponent before the 2024 presidential election to suppress the will and voice of the American people,” said Stefanik.

Another Congressman, Jim Jordan, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a longtime Trump ally, had a one-word reaction. Unbelievable, he tweeted.

“I’m with Trump!!!” another Trump ally, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, tweeted.

Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican Party, also came to support the former president.

“When our justice system is used as a political tool, it puts all of us at risk,” said McDaniel, who accused Bragg of “blatant abuse of power” and that he was seeking “political revenge.”

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