Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined other Republicans in criticizing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his indictment against former President Donald Trump.
“This is very political, not a matter of justice,” he added. “In this case, let the jury be the voters.”
Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance Jr., took office as Manhattan district attorney in 2010, a position he held until December 2021, after deciding not to seek re-election.
CaseTrump is scheduled to appear before New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan on April 4, after having been indicted by a grand jury, empaneled by Bragg, for his involvement in providing $130,000 in hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The specific charges against Trump remain under seal, but it is believed that the case against Trump relies mainly on testimony from Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.
“Our once beautiful USA is now a Nation in Decline. Radical Left Thugs & Insurrectionists have taken over our Country, & are rapidly destroying it,” he added. “We will Come Back & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
ResponseTrump’s political action committee, Make America Great Again Inc., announced on March 31 that the former president’s 2024 campaign had raised over $4 million in the 24-hour span after the indictment.
In a hypothetical one-on-one primary ballet, Trump beat DeSantis 63 percent to 30 percent, up from 52 percent to 40 percent in January.
Fifty-seven percent of those polled agreed that “Joe Biden and the Democrats are spending too much time and resources going after Donald Trump with phony political attacks that are a waste of time and taxpayer dollars instead of trying to solve the country’s real problems on issues like the economy, inflation, crime, immigration, and national security.” Only 35 percent disagreed with the assessment.
"His whole platform when he got elected was that he was going to downgrade as many felonies as possible to misdemeanors,” DeSantis said. “Now he turns around, purely for political purposes, and indicts a former president on misdemeanor offenses that they’re straining to convert into felonies.”
"That’s when you know that the law has been weaponized for political purposes,” DeSantis said. “That’s when you know that the left is using that to target their political opponents.”