Headline RoundupJune 12th, 2023

2024 Republican Primary Candidates Respond to Trump Indictment

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How are candidates in the Republican primary responding to the news of Trump’s federal indictment?

Ron DeSantis: “Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary or Hunter? The DeSantis administration will bring accountability to the DOJ, excise political bias and end weaponization once and for all."

Mike Pence: “The American people deserve to know the reasons for this unprecedented action, and we also need to hear the former president’s defense. Then each of us can make our own judgment.”

Vivek Ramaswamy: “This indictment selectively omits facts & law and *wreaks* [sic] of politicization.”

Asa Hutchinson: “This reaffirms the need for Donald Trump to respect the office and end his campaign.”

Chris Christie: “The facts that are laid out here are damning in terms of Donald Trump’s conduct, and that’s what I think we as a party should be looking at.”

Nikki Haley: “The American people are exhausted by the prosecutorial overreach, double standards, and vendetta politics. It’s time to move beyond the endless drama and distractions.”

Tim Scott: “Today, what we see is a justice system where the scales are weighted. That seems to be the outcome of where we are today.”

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