he campaign team of ex-President Donald Trump addressed a recent indictment by a Georgia grand jury on Monday evening, suggesting that a particularly biased district attorney is trying to influence the 2024 presidential race.
On Monday night, a grand jury from Fulton County, overseen by Democratic District Attorney Fani Willis, issued 10 indictments related to claimed attempts by Trump and his associates to overturn the 2020 Georgia election results. While the identities of those indicted are still under wraps, the Trump campaign’s statement verifies that the previous president, a leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is included.
This marks the fourth time Trump has faced a criminal indictment this year. He has proclaimed his innocence to the prior three indictments and refutes any misconduct in Georgia.
The statement from Trump’s campaign, shared on spokesperson Liz Harrington’s Twitter, reads: “Like several other Democratic officials from Manhattan and New York, Fulton County’s District Attorney Fani Willis is seen as excessively partisan. She seems to be focusing on taking legal actions against President Trump based on these contentious indictments.” The campaign suggests that Willis is borrowing tactics from the current president’s strategy, positing that she has deliberately prolonged her inquiry to cast a shadow on Trump’s 2024 aspirations. They firmly believe such strategies by Democrats will not succeed.
Furthermore, Trump’s team argues that these legal actions could have been executed 2.5 years prior, inferring that the current timing is an attempt to disrupt his ongoing campaign.
The campaign statement also mentioned, “The consistent legal bias against President Trump needs to stop. It seems that under the current administration, Democrats get a free pass while Republicans are scrutinized and penalized for voicing their opinions.” They concluded with a promise that “President Trump remains committed to championing for the people and aims to ‘Make America Great Again in 2024’.”