McCarthy calls for House investigations as Republicans slam Trump’s potential indictment
Rep. Chip Roy
says an indictment of the former president is said to be “politically motivated” – a symptom of what Roy called a “politicized ‘justice’ system that will (is) weaponized against ALL Americans”.
Sen. JD Vance tweeted “We just don’t have a real country if justice depends on politics,” saying an indictment by Trump wouldn’t cause him to reconsider his endorsement of the former president in 2024.
Prominent ally of Trump republicans like representing Marjorie Taylor Greene and the son of the former president, Donald Trump Jr. also responded in favor of McCarthy’s tweet as Democrats immediately fired back.
“The guy who set up a committee to investigate the ‘militarization of government’ is using his powers in government to stop an independent prosecution of his boss,” the rep said. Eric Swalwell wrote in his own tweet.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg defended the ongoing investigation in various media appearances this week, saying his team of prosecutors were “focused on the evidence and the law.”
Earlier in the morning, Greene unleashed a tirade of accusations against Bragg and “Biden’s DOJ,” calling on congressional Republicans to respond with legal action.
“Republicans in Congress MUST subpoena these communists and STOP this! We have the power to do this and we also have the power to DEFUND their salaries and departments! Greene tweeted. “The American people deserve a government that actually works for them NOT a bunch of self-centered communists who bail out their donors, protect the elites and weld [sic] their power to punish their political enemies!
Meanwhile, Vivek Ramaswamy, the only Republican presidential hopeful in 2024 to comment so far, said a Trump indictment “would be a national disaster”, and that it is “un-American for the ruling party to use the power of the police to arrest its political rivals”, before calling on the Manhattan DA to “reconsider this action and put aside partisan politics in the service of preserving our constitutional republic.