GOP lawmakers came together to defend President Donald Trump after a Georgia grand jury indicted him over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Lawmakers blasted Joe Biden for “weaponizing” the federal government.
Trump and 18 top allies were charged under a statute typically associated with mobsters.
“Justice should be blind, but Biden has weaponized government against his leading political opponent to interfere in the 2024 election,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
“Now a radical DA in Georgia is following Biden’s lead by attacking President Trump and using it to fundraise her political career. Americans see through this desperate sham,” added McCarthy, the highest-ranking lawmaker to issue a statement.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik slammed Trump’s latest indictment.
“This is another rogue Far Left radical District Attorney weaponizing their office to target Joe Biden’s top political opponent, President Trump,” Stefanik said in a statement about the “Continued Partisan Witch Hunt.”
“President Trump had every legal right to challenge the results of the election. This radical DA displayed political bias toward President Trump so much that a judge disqualified her from part of this case,” she continued.
“This blatant election interference by the Far Left will not work; President Trump will defeat these bogus charges and win back the White House in 2024.”
Sen. Ted Cruz also came out swinging.
“I’m pissed. I’m pissed at these. Over and over and over again. If there are indictments tonight, it’ll be the fourth indictment of Donald Trump. This is disgraceful,” Cruz told Fox News.
South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace told Fox News, “This is another sad prosecutor trying to make a career out of indicting Trump. That’s all this is about,”
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan said Trump “did nothing wrong!”
“Today’s indictment is just the latest political attack in the Democrats’ WITCH HUNT against President Trump,” he wrote on X.
In a statement, Rep. Clay Higgins said, “Electing Trump for the third time, putting him back in the White House, and saving our country is plan A,” adding: “I advise all Democrats…pray for plan A.”
Trump himself also slammed the indictment on Truth Social:
“So, the Witch Hunt continues! 19 people Indicated (sic) tonight, including the former President of the United States, me, by an out of control and very corrupt District Attorney who campaigned and raised money on, ‘I will get Trump,'” he wrote.
“And what about those Indictment Documents put out today, long before the Grand Jury even voted, and then quickly withdrawn? Sounds Rigged to me! Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign. Witch Hunt!” he added.