DeSantis Blasts Trump Indictment

 April 3, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, known rival to Donald Trump, criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's indictment of the former president.

"In a speech at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Nassau County, DeSantis, without referring to Bragg by name, applauded former U.S. congressman and GOP candidate for governor of New York, Lee Zeldin, for becoming a vocal critic of the Democrat Manhattan district attorney while on the 2022 campaign trail amid soaring crime in the Empire State," reported Fox News.

"This guy is all about politics. He comes in, his whole thing is he doesn't want people to be in jail. He wants to downgrade felonies to misdemeanors. Really, really dangerous stuff," DeSantis said.

DeSantis was speaking of Bragg's now-infamous day-one memo that was notoriously soft on crime, which he issued when he took office in January 2022.

"And then what does he do? He turns around, does a flimsy indictment against a former president of the United States based on a bunch of things that they're saying business records, which, first of all, even if that's true, that's a misdemeanor," DeSantis said.

"And they're trying to do all these legal gymnastics to try to act like it's a felony when almost every other time he's trying to take the felonies and downgrade them to misdemeanors, this guy is politics. He has an agenda that is not the rule of law," DeSantis added Saturday, also without naming Trump.

Trump is expected to be arraigned in New York City on Tuesday.

"The details of the indictment have not been released, as they typically remain under seal before the arraignment takes place," reported Fox News. "The charges are expected to relate to Trump's 2016 alleged hush money scandal, which the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been investigating for five years."