Republicans defended former President Donald Trump after the Justice Department handed down news of an indictment Thursday evening.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” Trump posted on Truth Social, “even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania.”
Karoline Leavitt, spokeswoman for Make America Great Again Inc., slammed the Biden administration for indicting Trump to prevent losing in 2024:
The Biden Regime, which is realizing they can’t beat or cheat their way to another victory, has taken the unprecedented step to indict President Trump. This comes amid reports that the Biden family accepted $10 million in illegal bribes from foreign nationals. America is a nation that has become plagued by a two-tier system of justice that must be confronted and destroyed. This will only be done when we re-elect President Donald J. Trump in 2024.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) slammed the indictment as an attempt to distract voters from “the millions of dollars in bribes that the Biden Crime Family received from foreign nationals”:
The phony Boxes Hoax indictment is an attempt to distract the American public from the millions of dollars in bribes that the Biden Crime Family received from foreign nationals.
This scheme won't succeed. President Donald Trump will be back in the White House and Joe Biden will…
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 9, 2023
Donald Trump Jr. said the DOJ interfered in the 2024 election:
Biden's corrupt DOJ is openly interfering in the 2024 presidential election to stop Trump because they know Biden can't beat him in a fair race. That's what this is really all about and everyone knows it.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2023
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released a statement noting the indictment was released on the same day damning allegations flooded the media about President Joe Biden and an alleged bribery scheme:
The exact same day that the FBI is forced to turn over to Congress absolutely damning and credible allegations regarding Joe Biden’s illegal, egregious, and treasonous corruption, Joe Biden weaponizes his Department of Justice to indict Donald Trump. The American people are smart and understand this is the epitome of the illegal and unprecedented weaponization of the federal government against Joe Biden’s leading opponent, President Donald J. Trump. The radical Far Left will stop at nothing to interfere with the 2024 election in order to prop up the catastrophic presidency and desperate campaign of Joe Biden. I am committed to ending the corrupt political weaponization of our federal government, cutting out the rot in these agencies, and holding government officials accountable for their endless illegal witch hunt against President Trump. In 2024, we will vote like this country has never seen before and we will elect President Trump back to the White House to save America.
Sean Parnell said the indictment shows how corrupt American institutions are:
Very sad day in America. Yet another political hit job trotted out by the Biden Administration & institutions totally corrupted at the top by the radical left.
Sickening to watch how far America has fallen. Pray for President Trump & his family. https://t.co/hzSYcClVGA
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) June 9, 2023
Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren ripped the indictment as Biden’s 2024 campaign strategy:
If you’re wondering how Biden is going to get away with reelection from the basement, with refusing to debate, with refusing to campaign at all..you just got your answer. Another Trump indictment. Joe sits back and his minions in FBI, CIA and DOJ do the dirty work.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) June 8, 2023
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) asked if the DOJ will also indict Joe Biden for his mishandling of classified materials:
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) June 8, 2023
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wished blessings on Trump:
Sad day for America. God Bless President Trump.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 8, 2023
The GOP’s House Judiciary Committee’s Twitter account tweeted “WITCH HUNT.”
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 8, 2023
DC_Draino said good guys are the ones that get indicted, not the “criminals in Washington, DC”:
It pisses me off that the true criminals in Washington, DC can start wars, launder billions of dollars, take bribes, and rig our elections with no consequences
But the good guys trying to stop them get indicted and imprisoned
This is unsustainable
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 8, 2023
Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) said the indictment is an abuse of power:
In Joe Biden’s America, the federal government is mobilized against political enemies in an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial power.
— Harriet Hageman (@HagemanforWY) June 8, 2023
Washington DC Young Republican’s leader Kingsley Cortes said she will fight back against the radical left:
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them what they want pic.twitter.com/LqTOIyMOAM
— Kingsley Cortes (@KingsleyCortes) June 8, 2023