Lawmakers React to McCarthy's Call for Investigations
Republicans voiced support for potential investigations.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who sits on the Oversight Committee, tweeted: “@SpeakerMcCarthy proves again that through his leadership @HouseGOP will not tolerate the Democrat’s weaponization of government and political persecution in the taxpayer’s dime. The government serves the people NOT the Democrat Party.”
However, McCarthy received criticism from some Democratic lawmakers.
“The guy who created a committee to look into ‘weaponization of government’ is using his powers in government to stop an independent prosecution of his boss,” tweeted Representative Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat.
Trump’s Truth Social ‘Protest’ Call Follows Concerns of Violence
Trump has maintained his innocence throughout the Manhattan investigation, as well as in other probes surrounding his conduct surrounding the 2020 presidential election and classified documents found by the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
He wrote in Saturday’s Truth Social post: “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
His remarks sparked comparisons to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot when a group of Trump supporters, allegedly motivated by his unproven claims of widespread voter fraud, rioted at the U.S. Capitol building in a failed attempt to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
Meanwhile, WNBC reported on Friday that local officials have begun security preparations ahead of the anticipated indictment following concerns from legal analysts that a looming indictment could spark violence.
“This will be the most politically charged prosecution in American history,” former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani previously told Newsweek. “Things like security and how to handle it—you don’t do something like this unless you plan to go all the way to Trump.”
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