Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) issued a joint statement today following the indictment of former President Donald Trump in Georgia for alleged interference in the results of the 2020 election.
“The fourth indictment of Donald Trump, just like the three which came before it, portrays a repeated pattern of criminal activity by the former president,” the statement read. “This latest indictment details how Mr. Trump led a months-long plot pushing the Big Lie to steal an election, undermine our democracy, and overturn the will of the people of Georgia.”
The Democratic leaders commended the actions of the Fulton County District Attorney and other state and federal prosecutors, emphasizing that these actions underscore the shared belief that no one, including a former president, is exempt from the law.
“As a nation built on the rule of law, we urge Mr. Trump, his supporters, and his critics to allow the legal process to proceed without outside interference,” Schumer and Jeffries concluded in their statement.
The indictment marks another development in the legal challenges facing the former president, as he continues to address allegations related to his conduct surrounding the 2020 election.