Trump's GOP challengers slam NY indictment
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Perry Johnson, and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy each condemned Bragg's pursuit of the case.
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Two of Donald Trump's declared challengers for the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination have expressed their support for the former president after news broke that a Manhattan grand jury had voted to indict him.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Perry Johnson, and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy each condemned Bragg's pursuit of the case. While the specific charges remain unknown, the case relates to a 2016 payment that Trump's then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels.
Ramaswamy called the indictment a "dark moment" and condemned the case as "politically motivated."
The politically motivated indictment of the 45th President of the United States marks a dark moment in American history. It will undermine public trust in our electoral system & justice system. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political… pic.twitter.com/BFcSlJ0OWO
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 30, 2023
Haley, meanwhile, insisted the case is "more about revenge than it is about justice."
This is more about revenge than it is about justice. pic.twitter.com/08ooKRIKJF
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) March 30, 2023
Johnson excoriated Bragg and called on President Joe Biden to pardon Trump in order to stop the "theatrics."
Alvin Bragg would rather pursue the politically motivated persecution of President Trump than address skyrocketing violent crime in his city. @JoeBiden should pardon Trump from these theatrics immediately! https://t.co/yxKWMddmEV
— Perry Johnson (@PJQualityGuru) March 30, 2023
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