DENVER — Colorado lawmakers reacted Thursday after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter. It's the first-ever criminal case against a former U.S. president.
Colorado lawmakers have released the following statements on the indictment:
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R)
"BREAKING: Trump has been indicted!," Boebert said on Twitter. "This is another political witch hunt targeting the people’s President."
Rep. Jason Crow (D)
“Today is a somber day for our nation," Crow said in a statement. "Former President Trump’s indictment reminds us that no one is above the law and that we are all afforded due process and equal protection under the law.
“As we see this process unfold, I hope Americans can find faith in our judicial system and take heart in knowing justice benefits us all.”
Rep. Diana DeGette (D)
"BREAKING: Trump just became the first former U.S. President ever indicted for a crime," DeGette said on Twitter. "No one is above the law in this country. Not even former presidents!"
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R)
"The indictment of a former President is an unprecedented event in American history," Lamborn said in a statement on Twitter. "In breaking this precedent, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office risks normalizing the charging of presidential candidates in order to terminate their ambitions for federal office. Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA, has made it his top priority to go after conservative leaders, and has used his office to indict and harass his political opponents while undercharging or failing to prosecute actual violent criminals. The prosecution of political opponents is an action that one would expect to take place in Iran, Russia, or Venezuela — not the United States. Should it come to light that Mr. Bragg has misused his authority for political purposes or taken part in any Judiciary malfeasance against the former President, Congress must hold him accountable."
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