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Reactions to the indictment of Donald Trump

Reactions to the indictment of Donald Trump

(Reuters) – Here are reactions after former President Donald Trump said he has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, apparently for mishandling sensitive government documents.

U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY:

“Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America.”

“House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable.”

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DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN DAN GOLDMAN:

“This country was founded on the principle that we are a government of laws, not people, and that no person, not even a former President, is above the law.”

“We are blessed with a legal system that is designed to vindicate the robust rights of all defendants, and just like any other criminal defendant, Donald Trump has long-standing constitutional rights to a trial by jury, to confront his accusers, and to legal counsel.”

TESLA CEO ELON MUSK:”There does seem to be far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics. Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust.”

ASA HUTCHINSON, CANDIDATE FOR REPUBLICAN NOMINATION:

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“Donald Trump’s actions – from his willful disregard for the Constitution to his disrespect for the rule of law – should not define our nation or the Republican Party. This is a sad day for our country.”

VIVEK RAMASWAMY, CANDIDATE FOR REPUBLICAN NOMINATION:

“It would be much easier for me to win this election if Trump weren’t in the race, but I stand for principles over politics. I commit to pardon Trump promptly on January 20, 2025, and to restore the rule of law in our country.”

(Editing by Daniel Wallis and Lincoln Feast.)

Published: 2023-06-09 03:18:56

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