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ROUNDUP: What Unhinged MAGA Cultists Are Saying About Donald Trump’s Indictment

Jun 9, 2023

Following the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment by a federal grand jury for risking “the national security of the United States, foreign relations, the safety of the United States military, and human sources” by unlawful keeping classified documents at his Florida home and club open to members of the public, MAGA cultists rushed to Trump’s defense — including House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, who sent a letter to Attorney General Garland demanding information. Republicans are using their power and influence to shield Trump by intimidating those investigating Trump’s alleged wrongdoings and turning to baseless conspiracy theories about the so-called weaponization of federal law enforcement, Hunter Biden, and even former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. MAGA Republicans are only doubling down on the same lies they have been peddling for months through bogus hearings and investigations into President Biden. But don’t just take our word for it — just read their unhinged statements below:

House of Representatives

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY): “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.[…]” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA): “Let’s be clear about what’s happening: Joe Biden is weaponizing his Department of Justice against his own political rival. […] ” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY): “I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the day that the House Oversight Committee has access to an FBI form 1023 that suggests Joe Biden was involved in a bribery scheme that the DOJ comes back and indicts Donald Trump.” [Newsmax, 6/8/23, VIDEO]

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH): “Merrick Garland’s DOJ: One standard of “justice” for Republicans, parents, and traditional Catholics. Another for Democrats.” [Twitter, 6/9/23]

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): “President Trump said he has ‘been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM.’ This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL): “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 be Hunter’s cellmate.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA): “It’s shameful. […] A stain on our nation that the FBI and DOJ are so corrupt and they don’t even hide it anymore. We must win in 2024. We must beat these sick people. We started winning today in the SCIF reading proof of Joe Biden’s bribery crimes in Ukraine. Ultimately we win in the end.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL): “The Biden DOJ is interfering in the 2024 election by bringing bogus charges against Biden’s chief political opponent, President Trump. The Biden Family took cash and diamonds from China, Russia, and Ukraine with “10% for the Big Guy” but the DOJ is silent! TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE!” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): “The Biden Admin is weaponizing our federal police apparatus to target their top political opponent. Even worse, their move comes as soon as we unveiled that both Joe and Hunter received $5 million from a foreign entity. This is exactly what an authoritarian regime looks like.” [Twitter, 6/9/23]

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): We ought to defund and dismantle the DOJ. I stand with President Trump.” [Twitter. 6/8/23]

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL): “The SAME DAY @GOPoversight is shown a document by the FBI showing evidence that Biden and his son were each paid $5 million dollars by a foreign national the DOJ indicts Trump. Coincidental? I think not.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL): “On the day members of Congress learn from an FBI document linking then VP Joe Biden to receiving $5 MILLION from Burisma in a pay-for-play scheme, Biden’s DOJ announces another phony indictment of the leading candidate for the GOP Presidential nomination, Biden’s likely opponent, and the former POTUS. This mob-like justice system is turning Lady Justice on its head and is the most significant threat to our democracy. Stand with President Trump.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA): “It is no coincidence that President Trump was indicted the same day damning evidence against President Biden’s corruption emerged. The weaponized DOJ is once again tipping the scales in their political favor. We must end this weaponization to restore faith in our institutions.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO): “What they are doing to Trump and this country is disgusting! This weaponized partisan Department of Justice is refusing to investigate Biden for…the pay for play deals.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC): “No one believes that any bona fide security concern motivates the DOJ to indict the immediate past, elected President of the United States over document filing practices, certainly not ‘espionage.’ This is the bureaucracy’s demonstration that it has taken control from the people.” [Twitter, 6/9/23]

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC): “This is a banana republic. I can’t believe this is happening. He’s trying to take out his political opponents using the executive branch. That’s what this is.” [Fox News, 6/8/23, VIDEO]

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT): “More Trump indictments on the same day Biden bribery scheme is exposed…we shall see if Lady Justice is blind.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

U.S. Senate

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): “DOJ indicts former President / candidate Trump SAME DAY DOJ/FBI restricts access to unnecessarily redacted Biden allegations And they wonder why ppl think there r two standards for justice.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI): “Remembering James Comey’s exoneration of Hillary Clinton’s classified document obstruction saying: No reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case…’ Corrupt double standard?” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Dictatorships & banana republics try to imprison their predecessors & opponents. […]” [Twitter, 6/9/23]

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “The DOJ unquestionably abused its power to take down the former president and delegitimize his administration. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton deleted thousands of classified emails and the Bidens were allegedly involved in a bribery scheme—but they’ve faced no consequences to date.” [Twitter, 6/9/23]

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “Now that President Biden is reportedly involved in a $5 million bribery scheme with a foreign nation, what does the DOJ do? Attempt to interfere with a congressional investigation into Biden and go after Trump instead. This is the pinnacle of two tiers of justice at work. [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL): “Biden is single-handedly destroying the justice system in America. After tonight, Biden will go down as the most corrupt and despotic President in our nation’s history. […]” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO): “Joe Biden has used his Justice Department to go after parents as “domestic terrorists,” to spy on Catholic parishes, to terrorize & harass prolife Christians – and tonight to indict his top political opponent, Trump. He has trampled the rule of law to benefit himself. He has led the country into profound danger.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS): “[…] Continued persecution of the President’s likely political opponent has revealed the alarming level of coordination and corruption within our Justice Department. President Trump warned us about the unprecedented abuse of power within the FBI/DOJ– it seems they will do anything to stop him once and for all.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN): “This is our two-tiered Justice system on full display. The Biden DOJ buries investigations of President Biden and his family while it charges his political rivals. Making America look like a banana republic is incredibly irresponsible.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL): “The same DOJ that labeled parents questioning school boards as “domestic terrorists” are now doing everything in their power to stop @realDonaldTrump from retaking the White House. The Biden Administration is the most corrupt in American history.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH): “Biden is attacking his most likely 2024 opponent. He’s using the justice system to preemptively steal the 2024 election. This is what’s happening, plain and simple.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

State Governors

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: “The weaponization of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society. We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation. Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary or Hunter? The DeSantis administration will bring accountability to the DOJ, excise political bias and end weaponization once and for all.” [Twitter, 6/8/23]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: “It’s an ugly day for democracy when a sitting U.S. President running for re-election uses the Department of Justice to indict and arrest his leading opponent.” [Twitter, 6/9/23]