On Saturday (March 18), House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.), along with several MAGA Republicans, rallied behind former President Donald Trump as the former President revealed he might be indicted as early as next week.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump announced an illegal leak from the Manhattan District Attorneys revealed he would be indicted in the Stormy Daniels hush money investigation on Tuesday (March 21).
As the post went rival on Twitter, several prominent Republicans lent their support to Trump, defending him against a possible arrest and vilifying Democrats for pursuing the indictment of a former President.
McCarthy took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the indictment, describing it as an “outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA” who wasn’t interested in arresting “violent criminals” but was instead wanting to pursue “political vengeance against President Trump.”
In a follow-up tweet, McCarthy explained he would be “directing relevant [House] committees to immediately investigate” whether federal funds were used to “subvert [U.S.] democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence also took issue with Trump being indicted, despite his recent remarks slamming Trump over the January 6 insurrection.
Pence asserted on SiriusXM radio that the Trump indictment “reeks of the kind of political prosecution” he and Trump had to “endure” during the “Russia hoax.”
Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, described Trump’s imminent arrest as “un-American,” calling out Democrats for reaching “a dangerous new low.”