GOP Lawmakers Stand With Trump Amid Indictment

( —Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy last Monday blasted the Biden administration’s “weaponized government” after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis announced charges against Donald Trump and 18 others for fraud and racketeering over their attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, The Hill reported.

Trump faces 13 counts in the 41-count indictment, including soliciting a public official to violate his oath and making false statements.

In a post on X last Monday night, Speaker McCarthy accused President Biden of interfering with the 2024 election by weaponizing the government to target his political opponent. He claimed that District Attorney Fani Willis is “following Biden’s lead” by using the indictment against Trump as a way to raise money for her “political career.”

McCarthy added that the American people “can see through this desperate sham.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan also slammed the Fulton County indictment, describing it as the “latest witch hunt” from the Democrats.

In a press conference announcing the indictment last Monday, District Attorney Willis accused all 19 defendants of engaging in a “criminal racketeering enterprise” when they conspired to overturn the election results in Georgia.

In addition to Donald Trump, the indictment also brings charges against several prominent Trump allies, including his former attorney Rudy Guiliani, former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.

Attorneys Kenneth Chesebro, John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell are also charged.

In last Monday’s press conference, District Attorney Willis told reporters that she is seeking a trial date within six months and plans to try all 19 defendants together.

The defendants were given until noon on Friday, August 25, to voluntarily surrender to authorities in Fulton County.

In a post on Truth Social Monday night, Trump announced that he would be going to Atlanta on Thursday to turn himself in, NBC News reported.

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