Rubio Calls Trump Indictment a Third-World Spectacle

( — Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio last Tuesday described Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ indictment against Donald Trump and 18 others for fraud and racketeering over their attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia as a third-world spectacle.

In a post on X, Rubio blasted Fulton County for “prematurely” posting the indictment online hours before District Attorney Willis’ press conference Monday night. He noted that the 98-page indictment cites Trump’s “victory speech” on election night as the first act “in furtherance” of the racketeering conspiracy.

Rubio described the indictment as a “3rd world spectacle” by a “local prosecutor” whose “political ambitions” “exceed her professionalism.”

In her Monday night press conference announcing the indictment, Willis accused the 19 co-defendants of engaging in a “criminal racketeering enterprise” when they conspired to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

Donald Trump faces 13 of the 41 charges listed in the indictment, including making false statements and soliciting a public official to violate his oath. All 19 defendants listed are charged under Georgia’s RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), which carries a 5- to 20-year sentence.

Along with the former president are several prominent Trump allies, including former Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, and former chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Also indicted are attorneys Kenneth Chesebro, John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell.

District Attorney Willis said she will press for a trial date within six months and plans to try all 19 defendants together.

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

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

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