(RightWing.org) – On August 1, Special Counsel Jack Smith announced a federal grand jury indictment of former President Donald Trump on four new charges related to the November 2020 election. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges at his arraignment on August 4. The former POTUS and his Republican supporters have accused the Department of Justice of a political hit job. One representative took it a step further.
Boebert Speaks Out
On August 3, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) appeared on “Rob Schmitt Tonight” to discuss the Trump indictments. She accused President Joe Biden of trying to keep the former president “off the ballot” because he’s the current front-runner. She called the indictment “election interference at its finest” and said that the DOJ has become the president’s new election headquarters.
Boebert told the Newsmax host that she thinks the American people are sick of what’s happening, saying the indictments are unfair. She went on to say that we are living in a “banana republic.”
Trump Speaks Out
The former president talked about the indictment in a series of messages on Truth Social before and after it was handed down. In one post, he said the lawsuits are requiring a lot of his time and money that might otherwise be used to fund television ads or rallies. He went on to also call the lawsuits “election interference” and called on the Supreme Court to intercede on his behalf.
In another post, Trump said it was “TERRIBLE” that his political opponent could “haphazardly charge” him with “FAKE crimes in the middle of [the] campaign in order to interfere” with the election.
The American people have not been happy with Biden’s job performance for two years. It began plummeting when he botched the pull out of American troops from Afghanistan, and it hasn’t ever recovered.
Currently, straw polls for the 2024 election show Biden and Trump neck-and-neck. An Insider Advantage Poll taken on July 31 and August 1 has the 45th POTUS at 44% and the 46th POTUS at 45%, with 11% of those polled still undecided. A poll conducted by Echelon Insights at the end of July has Trump beating Biden 42% to 39%. A poll by The New York Times and Siena College found the two candidates were tied at 43%.
By all appearances, the 2024 presidential election is going to be just as tight as the 2020 election. That means it will be decided on the margins, making independent voters even more critical than usual. In recent months, reports have indicated the federal charges against the former president might be turning that vital voting bloc against him.
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