Mississippi GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith endorses Trump for president right before arraignment
'That charade is all about self-promotion by the prosecutor and has nothing to do with justice,'
Mississippi GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith endorsed former President Donald Trump's 2024 reelection bid, just one day before the former president was arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom.
"I support a return to these policies and to President Trump’s effective leadership," Hyde-Smith said via social media. "Therefore, I am endorsing Donald J. Trump for another term in the White House and will be working to assist him in winning the Republican nomination for President in 2024."
Smith also criticized the recent indictment and now-arrest of the GOP president.
“That charade is all about self-promotion by the prosecutor and has nothing to do with justice," she said.
Trump surrendered on Tuesday at the courthouse on charges related to paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Other Republican senators have publicly endorsed Trump include Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina; J.D. Vance, of Ohio; Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma; Eric Schmitt, of Missouri; and Tommy Tuberville, Alabama.
Trump reportedly faces 34 criminal charges, one of them being falsifying business records. He plans to plead not guilty.