Fjölmargir bandarískir stjórnmálamenn, þá sérstaklega repúblíkanar, hafa tjáð sig um ákvörðun ákærudómstóls í New York að ákæra Donald Trump, fyrrverandi Bandaríkjaforseta, fyrir múturgreiðslur til klámleikkonunnar Stormy Daniels.
Greint var frá því fyrr í kvöld að dómstólinn hafi ákveðið að ákæra Trump. Það hefur aldrei áður skeð í sögu Bandaríkjanna að fyrrverandi forseti sé ákærður með þessum hætti.
Tveir eldri synir Donalds Trump hafa tjáð sig um málið á Twitter, auk fjölda stjórnmálamanna. Þá hefur Clark Brewster, lögmaður Daniels, einnig tjáð sig.
This is third world prosecutorial misconduct. It is the opportunistic targeting of a political opponent in a campaign year.— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 30, 2023
Our corrupt elites aren't threatened by violent criminals on the streets because all of them have private security. They don't care if normal people are being terrorized. But they are threatened by Trump, which is why they're willing to turn us into a Banana Republic to stop him! https://t.co/y5TdrdT2K7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 30, 2023
Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election.— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 30, 2023
As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump.
The American people will not…
The indictment of Donald Trump is no cause for joy. The hard work and conscientiousness of the grand jurors must be respected. Now let truth and justice prevail. No one is above the law. #teamstormy— clark brewster (@cbrew1) March 30, 2023
The indictment of a former president is unprecedented.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 30, 2023
But so too is the unlawful conduct in which Trump has been engaged.
A nation of laws must hold the rich and powerful accountable, even when they hold high office.
Especially when they do.
To do otherwise is not democracy.
The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds. The “substance” of this political persecution is utter garbage.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 30, 2023
This is completely unprecedented and is a catastrophic escalation in the weaponization of the justice system.
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.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 30, 2023
The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2023
It is un-American.
The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is…