Republicans Call New Trump Indictment 'Abuse Of Power'

 August 3, 2023

Republicans on Aug. 1 let the world know exactly how they felt about Special Counsel Jack Smith's latest indictment of Donald Trump.

It was an "outrageous abuse of power."

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York said that the newest Trump indictments represent "yet another dark day in America as Joe Biden continues to weaponize his corrupt Department of Justice against his leading political opponent Donald J. Trump."

She brought up the Biden family's crimes being ignored as an example of why this is so outrageous.

"Less than 24 hours ago, Congress heard testimony from Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner that Joe Biden joined Hunter’s business calls over 20 times. This directly contradicts Biden’s lie that he never discussed business with his son," she said.

"Today’s sham indictment of Donald Trump is yet another desperate attempt to distract attention away from the mounting evidence of Joe Biden’s direct involvement in his family's illegal influence peddling scheme, one of the greatest political corruption scandals in history," Stefanik concluded.

"President Trump had every right under the First Amendment to correctly raise concerns about election integrity in 2020. Despite the DOJ’s illegal attempt to interfere in the 2024 election on behalf of Joe Biden, President Trump continues to skyrocket in the polls and will defeat Joe Biden and be sworn in as President of the United States in January 2025," she added.

Representative Austin Scott, a Republican from Georgia, agreed.

The "double standard is baffling" to him.

"How can the justice system recommend a plea deal for Hunter Biden but continue to pursue President Trump this way?" Scott asked. "It’s like we are in an authoritarian state."