Former U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard fiercely defended former President Donald Trump while slamming Joe Biden’s Department of Justice this afternoon.
Gabbard’s comments come in the wake of the latest indictment against Trump late Thursday, which she sees as part of a broader strategy to “divert his focus away from the campaign” and drain his resources. The former Hawaii Congresswoman spoke about how this action undermines the very foundation of American democracy.
“This foundational purpose of what the Biden administration is doing is really the thing that should be most concerning to everyone,” she said. “The founders envisioned that our country would be a country of laws, not of men,” Gabbard continued.
She gave specific concerns related to the First Amendment and accused the DOJ of disqualifying itself from fulfilling its responsibilities due to its politicized nature.
Gabbard did not mince words in her criticism stating, “What we’re seeing is a politicized Department of Justice that has disqualified itself from being able to fulfill the awesome responsibility that they’re entrusted with.”
She also accused the department of using its powers to attack political opponents, specifically Trump and his supporters, while protecting the interests of the “Democrat elite,” including President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Gabbard isn’t the only one to come to Trump’s defense following his third indictment. Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene also offered her vocal support Trump. “This is a two-tiered justice system,” she declared. “This is a scam and the American people see it for exactly what it is.”
Greene stated emphatically, “I’ll vote for President Trump even if he’s in prison because he’s an innocent man, and he’s the only man that can save this country from the communist regime that we find ourselves under.”
“This is a communist regime, and the American people and people that are having a hard time accepting what’s happening,” she argued. “You need to face the truth. We have to step up. We have to open our eyes and be ready to take bold action against the Biden administration, because it’s not just a normal administration. This is the Biden regime.”
Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges laid against him in connection with the events of January 6th. He was indicted on multiple counts related to alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The first hearing in the case is set for August 28, 2023, at 10 a.m., and will be presided over by Judge Chutkan, according to reports. Judge Upadhyaya notified Trump that should he breach the terms of his release, it would be grounds for issuing an arrest warrant, leading to his possible detention, a standard procedure in arraignments.
In a statement delivered in Washington D.C. following his not guilty plea, Trump lamented what he called a “very sad day for America.” He criticized the current state of Washington, declaring the legal actions against him as political persecution.
“This is a very sad day for America. And it was also very sad driving through Washington, D.C. and seeing the filth and the decay and all of the broken buildings and walls and the graffiti,” Trump said, painting a bleak picture of the nation’s capital. “This is not the place that I left. It’s a very sad thing to see it.”
Trump characterized the charges against him as political persecution that have resonated with many of his supporters. “This is a persecution of a political opponent. This was never supposed to happen in America,” he stated, further asserting that he is leading in the Republican primary and against Joe Biden in polls.
“So if you can’t beat him, you persecute him or you prosecute him. We can’t let this happen in America.”