March 18 2023
Republicans have rallied around President Trump in response to the news that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg plans to abuse his power and bring forward bogus charges.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy: "Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump. I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions."
Senator J.D. Vance: "I've been asked by multiple reporters if an indictment would lead me to rescind my endorsement of Donald Trump. The answer is: hell no. A politically motivated prosecution makes the argument for Trump stronger. We simply don't have a real country if justice depends on politics."
Senator Eric Schmitt: "Trump Derangement Syndrome does not provide legal cover. The public rightfully expects prosecutors to carry out our responsibilities without political prejudice. Indictments, investigations and incarceration to settle political scores shows a deep contempt for the rule of law."
House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik: "What these corrupt leftist prosecutors like Alvin Bragg and their socialist allies fail to understand is that America First Patriots have never been so energized to exercise their constitutional rights to peacefully organize and vote at the ballot box to save our great republic."
Rep. Matt Gaetz: "Virtually every campaign finance violation involves either 1) spending other people’s money illegally or 2) taking money into your campaign that you shouldn’t. Trump did neither. He used his own money to resolve a private dispute, irrespective of any campaign.
The impending indictment is based on an untested, tortured legal theory. This is an absurd abuse of the criminal process in our politics. It must be seen for the partisan pathetic ploy it is."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: "If the Manhattan DA indicts President Trump, he will ultimately win even bigger than he is already going to win. And those Republicans that stand by and cheer for his persecution or do nothing to stop it will be exposed to the people and will be remembered, scorned, and punished by the base.
President Trump did nothing wrong and has always fought for the American people, and we all know it, which is why we love him. And any Republican who thinks the Democrats will stop this madness once Trump is out of the way is fooling themselves.
Weaponized Government and Political Persecution are new chapters in their playbook and they will use those methods against anyone who stands in their way. And we are absolutely fed up with the two-tiered justice system or rather INJUSTICE system in America.
The base has had enough of Republicans that won’t stand up for the people and against the Democrats war against Trump, his admin, his supporters, and traditional values."
Rep. Cory Mills: "The recent announcement and blatant politically motivated targeting of Donald Trump from NY’s AG Bragg is EXACTLY what Americans have come to expect. He’s shown his soft on crime, no bail reform policies for violent criminals, but targets a Fmr. President."
Rep. Wesley Hunt: "The radical left would have you believe that they are protecting Democracy, when in fact, many of them are working to destroy it. What is happening to President Trump is an assault on the Constitution I swore an oath to defend in combat, and in Congress."
Rep. Russell Fry: "This is just unreal! The Left has ruthlessly tried to sideline President Trump since he first started fighting for the American people. This is just one more unprecedented and legally suspect attack against the President coming from a rogue DA furthering his own political agenda"
Radio host Clay Travis: "The same people who told you Donald Trump was a direct threat to American democracy are about to indict the chief political rival of their party and try to put him in jail. This has never happened before in American history. The Democrats under Joe Biden — and their media allies — are everything they told you Trump was — the actual authoritarian dictators hell bent on complete political power."
Former Congressman Peter King: "The only crime here is being committed by Alvin Bragg, who to me is abusing his duties, his rights, his obligations as a prosecutor."