‘Absolute Bullsh*t’: GOP Lawmakers React as Trump Targeted in January 6 Probe

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Many Republican lawmakers defended former President Donald Trump after his announcement of being a target in the Justice Department’s January 6 probe.

Trump said he must appear before the grand jury in four days, noting his appearance likely means “deranged” Special Counsel Jack Smith will indict him.

“Nothing like this has ever happened in our Country before, or even close…THIS WITCH HUNT IS ALL ABOUT ELECTION INTERFERENCE AND A COMPLETE AND TOTAL POLITICAL WEAPONIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT! It is a very sad and dark period for our Nation!” Trump posted on Truth Social.

Within minutes, Trump’s announcement spread through the halls of Congress.

“It’s absolute bullshit,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said about the news. “That’s the only way the Democrats have to beat President Trump”:

GOP House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) reacted to the news by calling the potential indictment “unprecedented” and a “corrupt witch hunt.”

“Joe Biden’s Department of Justice continues to target his leading political opponents for the White House,” she said:

“If President Trump is going to be indicted for his speeches before January 6th, then when is Senator @BernieSanders going to be indicted for his speeches that led to the attempted murder of Steve Scalise and other Republicans?” Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) questioned on Twitter:

Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX) also sounded off, saying, “Jack Smith, Biden’s attack dog is at it again. What part of these tweets are confusing? Never in American history have we seen the Weaponization of the fed like this to interfere in an election.”

“President Trump will be the nominee,” he added:

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed the DOJ in his reaction to the news.

“President Trump just increased his lead in the polls. So what does the Biden Administration do next?” he asked. “Weaponize government to go after President Biden’s number one opponent. This is not equal justice. It’s wrong, and the American public is tired of it”:

“STAND WITH TRUMP!! STAND WITH TRUMP!!” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) posted on Twitter. “Democrats KNOW they can’t beat Trump in 2024, so they’ve weaponized the FBI YET AGAIN to try to take him down. These people will deeply regret this when Trump is BACK in the White House!!”:

Smith’s probe into January 6 focuses on Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Smith already criminally charged Trump with crimes related to allegedly classified documents.

The indictment fueled 2024 fundraising efforts. Trump’s campaign leads all 2024 presidential contenders with $22.52 million cash on hand thus far in the election cycle, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

Authored by Wendell Husebø via Breitbart July 18th 2023