Potential VP Pick Calls For Supreme Court To Overturn Trump Conviction

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) said this week that the Supreme Court should step in and reverse the criminal conviction of former President Donald Trump.

Donalds said during an NBC News interview this weekend that the “only ability for this to be overturned is going to be happening two or three years from now. We all know this.”

That’s why what happened in lower Manhattan was to interfere with an election, which is why Speaker Johnson, myself included and many Americans believe the Supreme Court should step in to this matter,” Donalds said, referring to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).

Donalds also accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) of violating the former president’s “constitutional rights.”

Trump has previously stated that the gag order placed against him by New York Judge Juan Merchan was a violation of his First Amendment right to express himself.

“This Judge has taken away my Constitutional Right to FREE SPEECH. I am the only Presidential Candidate in History to be GAGGED,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

The former president was accused of violating the gag order several times and was fined $9,000 for the alleged violations.

“They didn’t even identify the ‘crime’ until the very end of the process, which is a violation of constitutional norms. Judge Merchan did not do that,” Donalds said.

Donalds spent time with the former president over the weekend. He introduced Trump to a Detroit church during a campaign event with Black leaders.

During the event, Trump praised Donalds and said that he could be a potential vice presidential pick.

Trump was convicted of 34 felony counts in relation to allegations following a reported brief relationship with former adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump denies any wrongdoing in the case.

The former president’s attorneys have also said that they would appeal Trump’s conviction all the way to the Supreme Court. During and after the trial the former president said that Merchan was “conflicted.”