Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis broke his silence Monday about former President Donald Trump’s possible indictment.
Trump announced Saturday he expects to be arrested Tuesday by the Manhattan District Attorneys Office, which is led by Alvin Bragg. The potential indictment relates to a years-long investigation into whether Trump paid hush money to former porn star actress Stormy Daniels. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, sent $130,000 to Daniels so she would not disclose her alleged affair. Cohen claims Trump then reimbursed him for the payments, with authorities investigating whether Trump forged business records to hide the alleged payout.
DeSantis broke his silence on the issue Monday.
“The Manhattan District Attorney is a Soros-funded prosecutor and so he like, other Soros funded prosecutors, they weaponize their office to impose a political agenda on society at the expense of the rule of law and public safety,” DeSantis said.
JUST IN – Governor Ron DeSantis responds to reports of a possible Trump indictment.
“The Manhattan District Attorney is a Soros-funded prosecutor…They weaponize their office to impose a political agenda on society…The Soros District Attorneys are a menace to society!” pic.twitter.com/h7VN48XBV2
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“He has downgraded over 50% of the felonies to misdemeanors, he says he doesn’t even want to have jail time for the vast majorities of crimes,” DeSantis said, adding he doesn’t know “what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence” but that “if you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star hush money payments, that’s an example of pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office.” (RELATED: MSNBC Guest Says Trump Should Not Be Arrested, Raises Question Of Fairness)
“I think that’s fundamentally wrong,” he continued, before again turning his attention to Soros’ involvement in helping elect liberal prosecutors.
“These Soros district attorneys are a menace to society,” he continued, adding he won’t be “getting involved” in the “political spectacle” and will be focusing on his own state.
Trump responded to the comments, slamming DeSantis and warning DeSantis could also become victim to “false” allegations.
“Ron DeSanctimonious will probably find out about FALSE ACCUSATIONS & FAKE STORIES sometime in the future, as he gets older, wiser, and better known, when he’s unfairly and illegally attacked by a woman, even classmates that are “underage” (or possibly a man!),” the former president wrote. “I’m sure he will want to fight these misfits just like I do!”