ICYMI: MAGA House Republicans Spinelessly Defend Trump Despite Devastating Criminal Indictment
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the New York Times reported that in the wake of Trump’s indictment for mishandling classified documents, MAGA Republicans in the House are doubling down on their attacks on the rule of law by spinelessly defending the former president who remains the leader of their MAGA movement.
Highlights from the article include:
“It was the latest instance of top-ranking Republicans in Congress closing ranks behind the former president and helping to spread unfounded accusations against the government, in the process undermining public confidence in the rule of law and stoking intense anger in their party’s base against the nation’s institutions.”
“Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana [said], the No. 2 House Republican. “This sham indictment is the continuation of the endless political persecution of Donald Trump.”
“Mr. McCarthy wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening, adding, “I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice.”
“The exact same day that the F.B.I. is forced to turn over to Congress absolutely damning and credible allegations regarding Joe Biden’s illegal, egregious, and treasonous corruption, Joe Biden weaponizes his Department of Justice to indict Donald Trump,” Ms. Stefanik said on Friday.”’
“WITCH HUNT,” was posted on the Twitter account of the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee within minutes of news of the indictment becoming public.
Representative Clay Higgins, Republican of Louisiana, hinted at a major backlash, in a cryptic tweet that appeared to refer to Mr. Trump as the true American president — “rPOTUS,” an acronym sometimes used by his supporters for “real president of the United States” — referenced the scale used in military maps, and told his followers to “buckle up.”
To learn more or to speak with a House Accountability War Room spokesperson, contact [email protected].