Dems who accused Trump of trying to jail opponents voice support for Trump grand jury indictment
In a surprising turn of events, several prominent Democrats who had previously accused former President Donald Trump of attempting to jail his political opponents have voiced their support for the recent grand jury indictment against him. The indictment, which was handed down by a New York grand jury earlier this month, charges Trump's company, the Trump Organization, and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with multiple counts of tax fraud and other financial crimes. While some Democrats have been quick to celebrate the indictment as a long-overdue reckoning for Trump's alleged criminal behavior, others have been more cautious, warning that the charges may not be enough to hold the former president accountable for his actions. However, a surprising number of Democrats who had previously accused Trump of using the Justice Department to target his political opponents have come out in support of the indictment, arguing that it represents a step towards restoring the rule of law and holding powerful individuals accountable for their actions. One such Democrat is Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who famously led the impeachment proceedings against Trump in 2019 and accused him of trying to cheat in the 2020 election. In a statement released shortly after the indictment was announced, Schiff praised the grand jury's decision and called for a full investigation into Trump's alleged criminal activities. Donald Trump has spent his entire life flouting the law and using his wealth and power to evade accountability, Schiff said. This indictment is a long-overdue step towards holding him and his associates accountable for their actions, and I fully support the efforts of the New York Attorney General and the Manhattan District Attorney to bring them to justice. Other Democrats who have voiced their support for the indictment include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who accused Trump of weaponizing the Justice Department against his political opponents during his time in office, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has long been a vocal critic of Trump's business practices and financial dealings. Of course, not all Democrats are on board with the indictment. Some have criticized it as a politically motivated attack on Trump and his allies, while others have argued that it doesn't go far enough in holding the former president accountable for his alleged crimes. But for those Democrats who have accused Trump of trying to jail his political opponents, the indictment represents a powerful symbol of justice and accountability. Whether it will ultimately lead to Trump's conviction and imprisonment remains to be seen, but for now, many Democrats are celebrating the fact that the former president is finally facing some consequences for his actions.