The extremist wing of the Republican Party supports Donald Trump and sees his impeachment as “horrible” | The USA Print

Aunque hubo reacciones en defensa de Trump por parte de los miembros de su partido, no fueron especialmente numerosas.

Although there were reactions in defense of Trump from members of his party, they were not especially numerous.

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The most extreme wing of the Republican Party He turned to the networks to defend former President Donald Trump and allege that his imputation is something “horrible” and the result of a “witch hunt”.

“Pray for President Trump. Pray for our country. This is horrible ”, expressed on Twitter the legislator Marjorie Taylor Greene, from Georgia, who even traveled to New York to lead a protest in her favor.

Taylor Greene came to compare the ex-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 conservative Right Side Broadcasting.

Congressman George Santos, a representative from New York, who said he has been a Trump supporter since his early days in politics, also attended.

“I voted for him in the primary and twice for president in the general election. Today I have shown my face because that is what true followers do, they appear on your best and worst days, ”he also pointed out 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 also said on the networks.representative for Florida.

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 the Presidency.”

For the leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, the prosecutor in the case, Alvin Bragg, is trying to “interfere” in the American democratic process by “invoking federal law to bring politicized charges” against Trump. Congress will ask for accounts for this “instrumentalization of federal justice,” he warned.

The Republican National Committee also focused its criticism on Bragg.

“He should keep New Yorkers safe instead of abusing his power to pursue political persecution,” the agency said in a statement, blaming his “disastrous management” in large part on his distorted priorities and extreme agenda. left.

Legislator Marco Rubio, from Florida, pointed out, “it is a bad day for all of us and we are going to regret it for a long time,” he lamented.

In turn, Senator Mitt Romney, from Utah, stressed that although “no one is above the law, not even former presidents, everyone has the right to receive the same treatment.”

“The prosecutor’s overreach sets a dangerous precedent for criminalizing political opponents,” he stressed, not without making it clear that Trump’s character and behavior make him not “suitable” for the presidency, for which the former president is a candidate again. .

At a time when Congress is in recess this week and next, the reactions in defense of Trump by members of his party, however, were not especially 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 McConnellthe main figure in the opposition to the former president within his own formation and a 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 think Mr. Trump will get a fair trial that considers the facts and the law. In our judicial system there is no place for any outside influence or intimidation in the legal process. As the trial progresses, protest is an American right, but all must be peaceful,” he stressed.

With information from EFE

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