WASHINGTON, D.C. – Many congressional republicans are supporting former president Donald Trump following his latest charges that accuse him of trying to overturn the 2020 elections.
Republican members we spoke with accuse the Justice Department of weaponizing their authority to go after political opponents. Congressional democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- NY), called the latest indictment “the most serious and most consequential thus far and will stand as a stark reminder to generations of Americans that no one, including a president of the United States, is above the law,” said Schumer in a joint statement with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D- NY). “The legal process must continue to move forward without any outside interference”.
We expect the former president to make his first court appearance on these charges on Thursday.