Key Republican representatives have expressed their concerns over what they consider an unjust and politically motivated indictment against President Donald Trump. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Brian Mast (R-FL) have led criticism of the Democrat-led probes against Trump, accusing them of being more like a witch hunt than the fair administration of justice.
Scott appealed to liberal champions of civil rights to condemn the weaponization of law enforcement following Trump’s unprecedented indictment this week in Manhattan. He emphasized that the government should not have the right to “hunt” an American citizen, regardless of whether they are “likable” or not. Scott urged Democrats who believe in civil liberties to stand up and declare the prosecution improper.
Rep. #AustinScott to #Dems: Govt does NOT have the right to HUNT #DonaldTrump
“They have hunted Donald Trump & his family for yrs & yrs. The thing that separates America from other countries is the govt does not have the Right to hunt an American citizen.”https://t.co/iAEt8kCDJA
— 🇺🇸Lady De’Plorable🇺🇸 (@LadyRedWave) April 1, 2023
Furthermore, Scott criticized former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks suggesting that Trump can “prove his innocence.” He argued that such comments distort America’s judicial philosophy, where everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court. He emphasized the importance of fundamental Constitutionally protected rights in this matter.
Mast expressed similar sentiments, stating that the left wants Trump “dead or alive” and questioning the political motivations of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. In addition, Mast expressed his skepticism that Trump would receive fair treatment if the case went to trial, citing a long history of politically charged investigations, such as the Russia probe, the Mueller investigation, and two impeachments.
In a recent appearance on “The Ingraham Angle,” Gaetz decried the ongoing attacks on President Trump, accusing Bragg of carrying out a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
Gaetz emphasized Bragg’s ties to liberal billionaire George Soros, who donated $1 million to Bragg’s campaign. He argued that this connection demonstrates a commitment by Bragg’s office to continue targeting the former president. Gaetz also expressed concern for America’s moral authority, arguing that the indictment could weaken the country’s position against dictatorships that imprison political rivals.
The Florida congressman hammered Joe Biden for not denouncing the indictment. He accused him of encouraging politically-driven prosecutions with his rhetoric against Republicans. Gaetz pointed out the double standard applied to Biden, contrasting alleged financial ties between the Chinese Communist Party and the Biden family with the “hush money” payments made to Stormy Daniels.
Gaetz also cited a recent Quinnipiac poll indicating that a majority of Americans view the indictment as politically driven rather than based on law and facts. As a result, he anticipates that a motion to dismiss will be the next step against the legally questionable indictment.