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Local Politicos Speak Out About Trump Conviction

Donald Trump and Lady Justice
The Statue of Justice symbol | Image by r.classen/Shutterstock, Donald Trump | Image by Muhammad Aamir Sumsum/Shutterstock

Local and state political figures are offering their two cents on former President Donald Trump being found guilty on Thursday of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to purportedly cover up an alleged sexual encounter.

Elected Republican officials slammed the verdict on X, while Democratic officials seemed to support the verdict.

“The weaponization of our justice system by radical leftists has resulted in a circus trial and a sham verdict,” Tarrant County Judge Tim O’Hare said on X.”There will be more of this to come in the days ahead if Republicans and all freedom-loving Americans don’t come out in droves in November. Our Republic is at stake. I will continue to support President Trump and look forward to helping him win on November 5th.”

Rep. Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) asked if Republicans would nominate someone other than Trump.

“Will there be any responsible Republican leaders who put their country first and demand that Trump drop out? And work to nominate a candidate who is not a felon?” Turner said on X.

Gov. Greg Abbott also jumped into the mix.

“This was a sham show trial. The Kangaroo Court will never stand on appeal,” Abbott said on X. “Americans deserve better than a sitting U.S. President weaponizing our justice system against a political opponent — all to win an election. We must FIRE Joe Biden in November.”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, in turn, criticized Abbott’s condemnation of the verdict.

“This is beneath the dignity of the Office of Governor,” Jenkins wrote on X.

Rep. Nate Schatzline (R-Fort Worth) said he would continue to support Trump.

“The weaponization of Government reached an ALL TIME HIGH today in the corrupt Trump trial! I stand with @realDonaldTrump #MAGA2024,” Schatzline said on X.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, recent polls show that Trump is ahead in six of seven crucial swing states, including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and North Carolina.

Additionally, polling reported on by The Hill indicates that voters may not be all that concerned with Trump’s recent conviction, as the former president saw a bump in support following the release of his mugshot last year from his arrest in Georgia over allegations of election interference.

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