Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene offered up a frank response following former President Donald Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he believed he was about to be indicted again by his chief political rival’s Justice Department.
Trump posted on Truth Social Tuesday morning that he is expecting to be arrested and indicted after receiving a letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith telling the leading 2024 GOP presidential contender he is “target of the January 6th grand jury investigation.”
“Deranged Jack Smith, prosecutor with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent a letter (again it was a Sunday night!) stating that I am the TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury Investigation, and giving me a very short four days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an arrest an indictment,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“So now, Joe Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, who I turned down for the United States Supreme Court (in retrospect, based on his corrupt and unethical actions, a very wise decision!), together with Joe Biden’s Department of Injustice, have effectively issued a third indictment and arrest of Joe Biden’s NUMBER ONE POLITICAL OPPONENT, who is largely dominating him in the race for the Presidency,” Trump said.
The Sunday letter gave Trump “4 days to report to the Grand Jury,” Trump said, Fox News reported.
A reporter asked Greene to respond to the potential indictment.
“It’s absolute bullsh*t, that’s my reaction. This is the only way that the Democrats have to beat President Trump, is to arrest him, smear him, charge him with ridiculous charges all on a coverup of Joe Biden’s crimes, Hunter Biden’s crimes. It’s unbelievable. It’s hard to even recognize that this is our country,” said Greene.
“The American people are going to be furious. And what Jack Smith is doing is the weaponized government. And he’s weaponizing the Department of Justice against President Trump in a complete lie about President Trump and January 6th. And it’s outrageous, I can’t believe our country has to endure this, and I’ll be standing with President Trump the entire way,” she added.
She was then asked if she thought that federal charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot would be more serious than those filed against Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents, indicating they would be.
“The charges they’re looking at bringing against him, they arrested people from January 6th, they held them pre-trial, they never let them out on bail, and the question that I want to ask Jack Smith is, is this the plan? Are they going to arrest President Trump? Charge him with phony fake charges and hold him in prison while he is winning the Republican primary?” she said.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, fed up with the Biden Justice Department’s unprecedented targeting of Trump, has introduced legislation that would defund special counsel Jack Smith’s ongoing investigation ahead of another possible indictment.
The Florida Republican’s bill comes as Robert Hur, a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, hasn’t been heard from much since he was authorized in January. It also comes as Trump predicted on Tuesday that Smith would soon indict him over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
“I will be introducing legislation to DEFUND Jack Smith’s witch hunt against President Trump,” Gaetz wrote on Twitter just hours after Trump’s announcement on Truth Social.
“They are attacking our democracy and engaging in election interference right now. The United States Congress has the capability to stop this election interference, and we must act immediately!” Gaetz noted further.
In a video clip of his podcast posted along with his remarks, Gaetz argued that Trump would not be facing such legal jeopardy if he wasn’t leading Biden in a growing number of polls.