‘Dark moment…’: Vivek Ramaswamy condemns possible indictment in hush money case

Indian-American and US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Saturday said the Biden government has ‘police power to arrest political rivals’ after former President Donald Trump announced on social media that he could be arrested next week. accused of using Describing Trump’s possible indictment in an alleged cover-up of secretly paying a porn star in 2016 a “national disaster”, Ramaswamy said the move would erode citizens’ faith in the voting system.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and former US President Donald Trump.  (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and former US President Donald Trump. (AP)

He tweeted, “The Trump impeachment would be a national disaster. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals. If in 2004 a Republican prosecutor had tried to arrest then-candidate John Kerry Had a campaign finance technique been used while Bush and Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul – and rightly so. The principles go beyond partisanship… It would be a dark moment in American history and our electoral system. Will undermine public confidence in

The Republican presidential nominee came out strongly against Trump’s prosecution after it was reported that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had asked to meet with law enforcement ahead of Trump’s possible indictment.

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“Prosecutors must apply the same standards they would to anyone else: This would not have been a criminal trial in any other case (a misdemeanor at most). There’s no doubt about it. Our entire country is skating on thin ice right now.” is doing & we cannot afford to politicize the justice system else we will reach our breaking point,” he wrote in another tweet.

Saying that Americans should be allowed to choose who governs them, he urged the Manhattan District Attorney to ‘reconsider this action and put aside partisan politics to protect the constitutional republic’.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg presented evidence to a New York grand jury about a $130,000 payment made by Trump to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, who threatened to go public about an alleged affair. Was given Trump has denied the allegations, and his attorney has accused Daniels of extortion.

Condemning the Republican Party’s “eerie” silence on reports of Trump’s possible impeachment, Ramaswamy urged fellow presidential candidates Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley to urge Bragg to “give up political harassment of America’s 45th president”. Said for

“This is about principle, not one person. This is about our country, not one person. The silence from the rest of the GOP field is deafening,” he said. “That’s not the America I know. It’s not the America my parents came from. It’s not the America our Founding Fathers set in motion 250 years ago. It’s the stuff of a Banana Republic.”

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Citing a leak from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Trump claimed on Saturday on his Truth social platform that he was expecting to be “arrested” on Tuesday and called on his supporters to protest.

According to a Reuters report citing legal experts, any litigation related to Trump, who served as US president from 2017 to 2021, could coincide with the final months of the 2024 campaign as he seeks re-election to the White House. want elections.

(with agency inputs)

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