GOP Rushes To Trump’s Defense After Attack

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( – The top House Republicans have defended former President Donald Trump following his federal arraignment, stating that it was a “dark day for our country.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California), Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), and GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-New York) have all slammed the Department of Justice for the 37-count federal indictment against Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the three argued that this practice is showing that not everyone in the country faces equal justice.

McCarthy has frequently brought up that President Biden had also allegedly mishandled classified documents. While discussing Trump’s indictment he pointed out that a determination had been made for the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in order to gather the missing documents, but the same procedure had not been followed when it came to Biden’s office and Delaware home where classified documents were also found.

He went on to describe that the most concerning aspect of these two cases is how differently they were treated. While Biden’s home was searched by the FBI, the president’s team had been warned and fully cooperated with the search. Trump on the other hand had not received a warning when the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home last August.

McCarthy also argued that anyone with classified documents in their possession is obliged to return them.

President Biden’s classified documents case is currently being examined by a special counsel.

Scalise claimed that many of the photos taken from Mar-a-Lago of the boxes of documents have been sensationalized. He added that justice was not presented fairly when these boxes and clippings are being presented as if they are classified documents.

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