Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he stands by the former President, marking Trump’s Indictment a ‘Dark Day’ for America.
Let’s read what the speaker said regarding the former President’s indictment.
Kevin McCarthy Says Trump Indictment Marks A ‘Dark Day’ For America
On Thursday, the United States House Speaker and Chamber’s top Republican, Kevin McCarthy, said that Donald Trump indictment was a ‘Dark Day’ for the United States and vowed to stand with the former President. The statement came when Trump announced his indictment in a lengthy social media post that day.
McCarthy said,” Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America.” The speaker also blamed President Joe Biden for the classified documents by posting on Twitter, “It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades.”
Several Republican legislators believed the indictment was being used to distract from bribery allegations against President Joe Biden. A federal investigation is ongoing into Biden’s handling of classified documents after the President’s lawyers discovered the documents at his office, Penn Biden Center, during his Vice Presidential tenure in November.
McCarthy condemned the former President’s indictment calling it a ‘grave injustice,’ and pledged to support Trump. He said, “I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable.”
McCarthy appears to raise his voice for Trump for the former President’s support during his election to speaker. He struggled to gain votes for Speaker of the House earlier this year. Though he gathered enough support after 15 rounds of votes, his election was one of the longest nominations in modern history.
Many reports suggested that Trump pushed for Republicans to unite behind McCarthy and support him as a speaker, stating on the Truth Social platform, “Some really good conversations took place, and it is time to close the deal.”
The special counsel has been investigating the discovery of classified documents at Trump’s house Mar-a-Lago in Florida after he left the White House in 2021, and possible obstruction of the inquiry and government efforts to recover the classified documents.
Trump announced Thursday that a federal grand jury had indicted him regarding mishandling classified documents. This indictment comes a month after a Manhattan grand jury charged the former President in a hush-money case.
In addition, according to the sources, the former President is facing seven criminal charges. The GOP 2024 presidential front-runner has continuously denied the allegations against him and claimed to be innocent.
On Thursday, Trump released a four-minute video repeating several of his past claims, including that the Department of Justice is being weaponized and the investigations against him are election interference. He claimed that any criminal charges would not stop his 2024 presidential campaign.
In a Truth Social reaction video, the former President said, “I am an innocent man. I did nothing wrong. We will prove that again.”
On Tuesday, Trump has been summoned to appear at a federal courthouse in Miami. Nonetheless, the indictment marks a new and more difficult legal phase for Trump, who is running for White House again while facing criminal charges in two jurisdictions and with two additional inquiries into his conduct still underway.
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