Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes Latest Litmus Test: Loyalty to Trump Above the Rule of Law

In response to Donald Trump’s VP contenders attacking the rule of law, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Convicted felon Donald Trump has made loyalty to him over the rule of law a crucial part of his extreme MAGA litmus test, and his VP contenders are clearly willing to abandon law and order to get his approval. Trump’s potential running mates are already lining up to undermine the core principles of our justice system just like they’ve lined up to support Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine our democracy on and after January 6 – all for the chance to lose on the same ticket as Trump in November.”

MAGA VP contenders are tripping over themselves to pass Trump’s latest litmus test: undermining the rule of law. 

Tim Scott: “A friendly reminder that this trial is… A sham. A spectacle. A stunt.

“A politically motivated circus in an effort to engineer an election and keep Donald J. Trump off the campaign trail.”

Doug Burgum: “This verdict is a travesty of justice.”

“This Lawfare should scare every American.”

J.D. Vance: “This decision is a disgrace to the rule of law and our Constitution.”

In reality, the only thing that Donald Trump is guilty of is being in the courtroom of a political sham trial.”

Byron Donalds: “What happened in NY is disaster verdict by a crooked judge and a crooked prosecution. Donald Trump is innocent. To hell with what the jury said.”

Tom Cotton: “This verdict, like the case itself, is a travesty of justice. The nakedly partisan judge biased the trial at every turn, from allowing an unconstitutional indictment in the first place to excluding key evidence to rigging the jury instructions.”

Elise Stefanik: “Today’s verdict shows how corrupt, rigged, and unAmerican the weaponized justice system has become under Joe Biden.”

Marco Rubio: “The verdict in New York is a complete travesty that makes a mockery of our system of justice.”

Kristi Noem: “President Trump did nothing wrong, and even the liberal media knows it. 

“The judge violated Trump’s constitutional rights and did everything in his power to get this outcome despite the clear evidence Trump was innocent.”

Katie Britt: “Today is a sad and shameful day. Democrats just set the dangerous, destructive precedent of the party in power weaponizing prosecutorial powers against their political adversary. This is a hallmark of a banana republic, not a constitutional republic.”

Vivek Ramaswamy: “Trump led criminal justice reform. Now he’s suffering criminal *injustice* at the highest level. One of surprising effects of this sham verdict: more black voters will flock to Trump in droves & for good reason.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “This is a politically-motivated sham trial.”

Marsha Blackburn: “Today’s verdict is an undemocratic and un-American weaponization of our justice system against Trump.”

Nancy Mace: “This is a VERY dark day for American democracy when the law is weaponized against its own citizens.”