Rep. Don Bacon Defends Trump Following Conviction, Shows No Respect for Rule of Law

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to Congressman Bacon (R-NE) attacking the jury’s decision to convict former President Donald Trump, House Accountability War Room spokesperson Zac Petkanas released the following statement:

“In the United States, no one is above the law – and the constituents of Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District agree. Unfortunately, Rep. Bacon – who has gone out of his way pretending to care about ‘law and order’– is now willing to throw that central tenet of American democracy in the garbage. Rep. Bacon determined Donald Trump should be immune because he is a former President of the United States whose extreme agenda he supports. Rep. Bacon believes Nebraskans should be held accountable by the rule of law – but not Donald Trump. That’s not only hypocritical – it’s an un-American attack on the democratic system of justice. House Republicans must remember: no one is above the law: not even former president Donald Trump,” said Petkanas.

@DonJBacon: “Sad day for the country. This is an unprecedented prosecution for a crime very seldom charged, led by a prosecutor who campaigned on going after Trump. That undermines the credibility of the verdict. I have trust in our legal system which includes the appeals process.”

Additional Background:
recent Navigator Research poll released earlier this month found that, in supporting Donald Trump as he faces multiple civil and criminal trials, these MAGA extremists are going against the American people. In fact:

For more information about the House GOP’s MAGA majority, see House Accountability War Room’s guidebook to the 118th Congress here and its report on Speaker Johnson’s first 100 days in leadership here.


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