The hard wing of the US Republican Party turned to the networks on Tuesday to defend the former president donald trump (2017-2021) and allege that his imputation it is something “horrible” and the result of a “witch hunt”
“Pray for President Trump. Pray for our country. This is horrible,” said Georgia legislator Marjorie Taylor Greene, who even traveled to New York to lead a protest in his favor, on Twitter.
From there he came to compare the former president with other great historical figures such as the South African leader Nelson Mandela or Jesus Christ.
“In being arrested today, Trump joins some of the most incredible people in history. Nelson Mandela was arrested and served time in prison. Jesus was arrested and killed by the Roman Empire,” he told Right Side Broadcasting.
Congressman George Santos, a representative from New York, also attended the city and said he was a follower of Trump since his beginnings in the policy.
“I voted for him in the primaries and twice for president in the general elections. Today I have shown my face because that is what true followers do, they appear on your best and worst days,” he also said on Twitter.
Trump is indicted for 34 counts in connection with irregular payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign so that she would not go public with a sexual relationship between them, and in his court appearance on Tuesday he pleaded not guilty.
“Good luck, Mr. President. The United States is with you in this witch hunt,” lawmaker Matt Gaetz, representative of Florida, also said on the networks.
A similar message was sent by Elise Stefanik, representative from New York, while Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reproached that “Justice is the same for everyone unless you are a Republican candidate for president.”
The Republican National Committee focused its criticism on the prosecutor in charge of the case, Alvin Bragg.
“He should keep New Yorkers safe instead of abusing his power to prosecute policy“, the agency said in a statement, in which it attributed his “disastrous management” in large part to his distorted priorities and his far-left agenda.
At a time when Congress is in recess this week and next, the reactions in defense of Trump from members of his own party were not particularly numerous.
As happened when the accusation was made known on March 30, one of the most striking silences in their ranks was that of the leader of the conservatives in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, the main figure in opposition to the former president within his own and Frequent target of Trump’s criticism.
The highest Democratic representative in the Upper House, Chuck Schumer, spoke instead to make clear his confidence in the judicial system.
“I believe Mr. Trump will get a fair trial that considers the facts and the law. In our judicial system there is no room for any outside influence or intimidation in the legal process. As the trial progresses, protest is an American right , but they must all be peaceful,” he stressed.
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