March 18 2023
Key Republicans, such as Speaker Kevin McCarthy, weighed in on Saturday in defense of President Trump against a potential abuse of power by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a declared 2024 candidate, also released a statement Saturday defending President Trump. "A Trump indictment would be a national disaster. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals. If a Republican prosecutor in 2004 had used a campaign finance technicality to arrest then-candidate John Kerry while Bush & Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul - and rightly so. Principles go beyond partisanship. Let the American people decide who governs. This will mark a dark moment in American history and will undermine public trust in our electoral system itself. I call on the Manhattan District Attorney to reconsider this action and to put aside partisan politics in service of preserving our Constitutional republic."
Mike Pence, a reported 2024 hopeful, told Breitbart News radio that this "reeks of the kind of political prosecution that we endured back in the days of the Russia hoax."
We have yet to hear from Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, Tim Scott, and others.