They do not yet know the nature of the charges against Donald Trump, but the Republicans are closing ranks for the moment. An act worthy of the “Third World”, his son was indignant. An “abuse of power”, launched the leader of the Republican Party. Trump’s family, allies and even right-wing rivals denounced the former president’s indictment on Thursday, saying it was to prevent him from returning to the White House in 2024.
Indicted by a New York grand jury in the case of payment to ex-star X Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump should voluntarily surrender to justice. The Manhattan prosecutor negotiates logistics with the lawyers of the former American president. Two have told the American media expect a hearing before a judge next Tuesday, for the reading of the indictment. Donald Trump set the tone, denouncing “political persecution”.
“Let’s be clear guys. It’s a communist thing. It’s something that would make Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot blush, ”stormed his eldest son Don Jr in his streaming show. “I think we are in the midst of a battle for the future of our country. For our very existence,” he added, castigating the prosecutor behind the indictment as a “corrupt leftist.”
On Twitter, he added that opponents of his father were “using authorities to interfere in the 2024 election to stop Trump.” “The only solution is (…) to hand it over to the White House!!! “, he wrote. This indictment is “worthy of the third world”, “an opportunistic act targeting a political opponent in the middle of an election campaign”, added his brother Eric Trump.
His Republican rivals
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump’s main Republican rival – even though he has not yet officially declared himself the 2024 presidential candidate – denounced the indictment as “contrary to the values of America”. As for Mike Pompeo, also tipped for 2024, he judged that by deciding to indict a former president, prosecutor Alvin Bragg “undermined America’s confidence in our judicial system”. Mike Pence denounced a “disgrace” and Nikki Haley of “political prosecution”. The reason: Donald Trump is still hugely popular with the Republican base, and not championing him, at least for now, would be tantamount to political suicide.
Republican Party leader Ronna McDaniel tweeted that the indictment was “a blatant abuse of power by a prosecutor focused on political revenge instead of keeping the people safe.” “Meanwhile, New York City, where Alvin Bragg is Manhattan District Attorney, hit a new crime record last year,” the Republican Party’s official Twitter account said.
The Republican Tenors
The decision to indict Trump has “damaged our country beyond repair,” Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy said. “The American people will not tolerate this injustice,” assured the Republican tenor on Twitter. “Scandalous”, for his part dropped the influential elected Jim Jordan in a terse tweet.
The faithful elect
It is “a dark day for America”, lamented the elected Elise Stefanik, criticizing the prosecutor, described as “socialist”. “Tens of millions of patriotic Americans have never been more mobilized to exercise their constitutional rights to peacefully organize and VOTE to save our great republic by electing President Donald Trump in 2024,” she said. in a press release. “I’m with Trump!!! tweeted Marjorie Taylor Greene.