Democrats, Republicans and more took to social media on Thursday after reports surfaced that a grand jury in New York has voted to indict former President Donald Trump.
The indictment was filed under seal and not immediately made public. However, The Associated Press and The Washington Post reported that the grand jury has been hearing evidence related to a payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election aimed at keeping her quiet about an affair she says she had with Trump years earlier.
See what people are saying:
Former President Donald Trump
Stormy Daniels and her attorney, Clark Brewster
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election.— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 30, 2023
As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump.
The American people will not…
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen
JUST IN: Statement from Trump’s former fixer and attorney Michael Cohen in the indictment of the former President pic.twitter.com/VI32uLyIWk— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) March 30, 2023
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2023
It is un-American.
The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is…
Democratic National Committee
We will continue to hold Trump and all Republican candidates accountable for the extreme MAGA agenda that includes banning abortion, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and undermining free and fair elections.— Ammar Moussa (@ammarmufasa) March 30, 2023
Trump’s son, Eric Trump
This is third world prosecutorial misconduct. It is the opportunistic targeting of a political opponent in a campaign year.— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 30, 2023
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
The indictment of a former president is a somber day for America. It’s also a time to put faith in our judicial system. Donald Trump deserves every protection provided to him by the Constitution. As that unfolds, let us neither celebrate nor destroy. Justice benefits us all.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 30, 2023
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
Our corrupt elites aren't threatened by violent criminals on the streets because all of them have private security. They don't care if normal people are being terrorized. But they are threatened by Trump, which is why they're willing to turn us into a Banana Republic to stop him! https://t.co/y5TdrdT2K7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 30, 2023
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
The indictment of a former president is unprecedented.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 30, 2023
But so too is the unlawful conduct in which Trump has been engaged.
A nation of laws must hold the rich and powerful accountable, even when they hold high office.
Especially when they do.
To do otherwise is not democracy.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds. The “substance” of this political persecution is utter garbage.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 30, 2023
This is completely unprecedented and is a catastrophic escalation in the weaponization of the justice system.
Trump’s estranged niece, Mary Trump
It's official: Donald Trump is the:— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) March 30, 2023
1st man in the Oval Office to be impeached twice
1st man in the Oval Office to incite an insurrection
1st to lose the popular vote TWICE
and now . . . the first to be INDICTED.
But the media is missing the biggest reason this is so… pic.twitter.com/IB0m4u5C5E
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
My full statement on the unprecedented and scam indictment of President Trump: pic.twitter.com/UgD5FQgNeD— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 30, 2023