WASHINGTON, DC – Following news of the Manhattan grand jury’s vote to indict former president Donald Trump, government watchdog Accountable.US Executive Director Tony Carrk released the following statement:

“Today’s news is the first step in showing that no one is above the law. It is striking to watch the MAGA House GOP ignore all evidence and bend over backwards to support the disgraced former president. These are the same Republicans who are coordinating with Trump himself on how to use their investigative authority. These are the same Republican lawmakers who have tried to discredit the Manhattan District Attorney. And they’re the same people who defended Trump after he incited the violent attempted insurrection on our Capitol. House Republicans are throwing their support behind Trump because they’re desperate to help him enact his extreme, unpopular agenda including cutting Social Security and passing a national abortion ban.” 

“At the end of the day, Trump’s fate will be determined in a court of law, not by his House GOP cronies — but in one of the most important moments in history, Americans won’t forget where Kevin McCarthy and his majority stood.”

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