After Trump’s January 6 statement that he was a target of the Justice Department’s investigation, many Republican senators and congresspeople stood by him.
Trump indicated that he must appear before the grand jury within four days, saying that his attendance will likely result in his indictment by Special Counsel Jack Smith, whom he described as “deranged.”
The former president said there has never been anything even somewhat like this in our country’s history. He said this investigation could be characterized as election interference—and the witch hunt shows that the justice department is completely politicized. He feels our country is going through troubled times.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called the report of Trump having to go to the grand jury “absolute nonsense.” She said it’s the Democrats’ sole hope of preventing Trump from becoming president once again.
New York Representative Elise Stefanik called the possible indictment “a corrupt witch hunt” and “unprecedented.”
On Twitter, Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds asked when Senator Bernie Sanders would be charged for his remarks that contributed to the assassination attempt of Steve Scalise, given that President Trump will be indicted for his remarks before January 6th.
Republican Kevin McCarthy of California, the speaker of the House, responded to the news by criticizing the Department of Justice.
He said the polls show that President Trump is now further ahead than ever; meanwhile, Biden is using government resources as a weapon to defeat President Biden’s main rival.
Ronny Jackson, a Democrat representing Texas in Congress, tweeted that since Democrats anticipate another loss to Trump in 2024, they are again employing the FBI to undermine his presidency. He said these individuals will greatly regret their actions when Trump returns to the Oval Office.
The indictment bolstered fundraising activities for the year 2024. The Federal Election Commission reports that Donald Trump’s campaign has the most cash on hand of any 2024 presidential candidate at $22.52 million.