The indictment of Donald Trump has not only brought unity to a fractured Republican party, political pundits and legal analysis also say it may very well dampen any trust Americans have in the justice system.
“I think this is going to backfire. I think this is going to leave a bad taste in people’s mouths,” Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club told The Epoch Times. “It’s bigger than Trump.”
As evidence to that—all five Republicans looking to outstep Trump for the party’s nomination for president have put political advantages aside and condemned Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for the indictment.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, considered to be Trump’s biggest rival for the nomination, called the indictment un-American and vowed that his state would not assist with extradition of Trump to New York.
“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American,” DeSantis said on Twitter.
Even progressive Republicans like Gov. Chris Sununu (N.H.), among GOPers long labeled RINOS (Republican in name only) for sympathizing with Democratic agendas and a well-known critic of Trump, condemned the indictment, saying he felt like the former President was “being attacked.”