Trump indictment: Nebraska, Iowa lawmakers respond
(WOWT) - A handful of Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers have issued statements on the indictment of former President Donald Trump by a New York grand jury Thursday afternoon.
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst
“This is politically motivated and Iowans see right through it. This far-Left, soft-on-crime DA has been fixated on going after the former President while crime in his city runs rampant. We need to restore confidence and faith in our justice system.”
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
“This sham indictment only serves as a reminder to Americans that there is a two-tiered justice system under Joe Biden. While New York faces an open season for crime, the Manhattan DA is focused on arresting a former president. This is what an assault on democracy looks like -- using government power to go after your political opponents, and it’s coming directly from those who proclaim to ‘defend’ it. This isn’t normal, it isn’t ‘justice,’ and it’s certainly not what America stands for.”
Nebraska Rep. Mike Flood
“This moment is unprecedented in our country’s history. Speaker McCarthy has already been taking steps to ensure this isn’t politically motivated. I’ll be watching closely as the judicial process plays itself out.”
Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer
“The American people are tired of politically motivated prosecutions when there are big issues like crime, inflation, drugs and our porous southern border impacting communities every single day. The legal process will continue to play out here, but this highly questionable prosecution runs counter to the basic premise of equal justice under the law regardless of your political affiliation.”
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