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McCarthy and MAGA Republicans rally around Trump ahead of possible indictment

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and several MAGA Republicans rallied around Donald Trump on Saturday ahead of the former president’s possible indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.

Trump predicted in posts on his social media platform Truth Social that he would be arrested on Tuesday and called on supporters to protest, citing “illegal leaks”. Hours later, a spokesman for Trump clarified in a statement that the post had been shared by NBC News and other news outlets without any notification of the indictment beyond media reports.

“Here we go again – blatant abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vendetta against President Trump,” McCarthy wrote in a do,

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy at the Capitol in Washington, DC
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy at the Capitol on March 10 in Washington, DC.Abine Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Image File

McCarthy said, “I am directing the relevant committees to immediately investigate whether federal funds are being used to destroy our democracy by interfering with elections with politically motivated lawsuits.”

Despite recent strong criticism of Trump, on Jan. 6 former Vice President Mike Pence, who is close to deciding on a 2024 presidential bid, said the potential indictment “smells like the kind of political prosecution we’ve seen since the Russia days.” I bear back. Deceit.”

“Is this what the Manhattan DA says is their top priority?” Pence said Saturday on SiriusXM Radio.

Congressional Republicans closely associated with 2024 presidential candidate Trump expressed outrage, condemning the potentially looming indictment.

Rep. Alice Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking Republican in the House, called Trump’s possible arrest “unAmerican” and said Democrats have reached “a dangerous new low.”

“Knowing that they cannot defeat President Trump at the ballot box, the radical left will now follow the lead of socialist dictators and allegedly arrest President Trump,” she said in a statement It was shared on Twitter describing him as the leading Republican candidate.

Speaking at a conservative platform on Saturday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.S.C. downplayed the Manhattan District Attorney’s case and said he thinks prosecutors are “scared” of Trump.

“The prosecutor in New York has done more to get Donald Trump elected president than any single person in America today,” Graham said.

He added: “If I were President Trump, I would take it all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona Tweeted, “If they can come for Trump, they’ll come for you. These kinds of things only happen in totalitarian Third World countries.”

“Almost every campaign finance violation involves either 1) illegally spending other people’s money or 2) taking money into your campaign that you shouldn’t. Trump did neither,” Tweeted Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida. “He used his own money to resolve a personal dispute, regardless of any campaign.”

Rape. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia described the allegations against Trump as “fake” and “outdated”. She tweeted, “Republicans in Congress should call these communists out and put an end to it!”

he wrote in another do that “we don’t need to protest,” adding: “These idiots are sealing their own fate in 2024 because the silent majority have two feelings about the current regime right now.” God bless President Trump. Real America knows it’s all a sham.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., wrote“God Bless President Trump. Real America knows it’s all a sham.”

Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, another Trump ally who has pushed his baseless theories of a stolen 2020 election, criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for saying he would “prosecute Trump” while “violent criminals “Walking around New York City.

Although the timing is unclear, the former president could soon face possible charges related to secretly paying adult film star Stormy Daniels in the state.

NBC News reported Friday that local, state and federal enforcement agencies are gearing up for a possible indictment as early as next week.

Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is a key witness in the case. He testified before a grand jury this week after indicting him in 2018 for making illegal payments at Trump’s direction for the “prime purpose” of influencing the 2016 election.

Trump said he repaid Cohn $130,000 but insisted that what he did was legal. The former president has denied any wrongdoing.

A spokeswoman for Bragg’s office declined to comment on Trump’s Truth Social post.



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