Rep. Ken Calvert Defends Trump Following Conviction, Shows No Respect for Rule of Law

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to Congressman Calvert (R-CA) 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 California’s 41st Congressional District agree. Unfortunately, Rep. Calvert – 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. Calvert determined Donald Trump should be immune because he is a former President of the United States whose extreme agenda he supports. Rep. Calvert believes Californians 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.

@KenCalvert: “Americans who believe that justice should be blind to politics and administered equally should be concerned with today’s outcome. It’s alarming that our criminal justice system continues to be taken advantage of by partisan prosecutors who want to use the power of their office to influence our democratic elections.”

Additional Background:

A 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:

  • Seven in ten Americans believe each of the indictments against Donald Trump are serious, including his falsifying of business documents.

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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