Senate GOP Very Concerned About Trump’s New Message

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( – Some Senate Republicans are voicing their concerns over former President Donald Trump’s comments about political vengeance if he is elected into Office after the 2024 election.

So far, top Republican leaders in the Senate, including GOP Whip John Thune (South Dakota) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), haven’t embraced Trump’s rhetoric surrounding prosecuting Biden administration officials or Hillary Clinton, the former President’s nemesis.

Freezing the Department of Justice’s funding or defunding the criminal prosecution of Trump led by Special Counsel Jack Smith, has also received pushback from a handful of GOP Senators, who oppose the idea many of their conservative colleagues in the lower chamber are promoting.

Republican Senator Mike Rounds (South Dakota) revealed he agreed that Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against the former President was “an unjust prosecution.” However, he admitted that Trump’s suggestion he would retaliate using the Department of Justice when he is in Office is “not the direction we want this country to go.”

Rounds advocated that “adults take over… the Senate” and the country’s “judicial climate,” adding that he didn’t want to witness a “tit for tat prosecution,” describing that as the “wrong direction.”

The South Dakota Republican added that it was necessary to return to the Founding Fathers intentions of a “judiciary which is not full of [far right or far left] political appointees.”

The reactions by GOP Senators follow comments Trump made on “Dr. Phil,” which aired on Thursday. During the interview, Trump claimed revenge could be “justified,” despite taking time.

Concerns over Trump’s desire to retaliate at the helm were also heightened last month when he revealed he was considering making Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton his pick as U.S. Attorney General in his administration.

Paxton spoke at a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

Last year, the Senate acquitted Paxton on impeachment charges.

However, when asked about Paxton possibly heading the DOJ under Trump, Republican Senator John Cornyn (Texas) highlighted that Trump would have “a lot of people to choose from.”

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