Republicans join attacks on justice system (regarding Trump’s guilty verdict)

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Republicans in Congress have rallied behind former President Donald Trump following his guilty verdict in a hush money case, embracing his strategy of attacking the U.S. justice system. Despite Trump’s felony conviction, there is little opposition to him being the Republican presidential candidate for the November election. Many Republicans have even suggested speeding up his nomination.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., announced her intention to vote for Trump, whether he is a free man or a prisoner of the Biden regime. Greene also posted the upside-down American flag, a symbol of the “Stop the Steal” movement initiated by Trump.

The unwavering commitment to Trump, despite his conviction, shows the extent to which Republican leaders and lawmakers have been influenced by Trump’s unfounded claims of a “rigged” system and dangerous conspiracies against President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has demanded the prosecutors involved in Trump’s case appear for a June hearing, accusing them of “weaponizing the federal government” and conducting an “unprecedented political prosecution” of Trump.

Jason Stanley, a professor at Yale, stated that history is full of examples of people not believing the rhetoric of authoritarians. He urged people to believe what they say, warning that Trump is literally telling them he will use the apparatus of the state to target his political opponents.

Trump has continued his attacks on Biden, calling him a “corrupt” and the U.S. a “fascist” nation. He has also referred to members of the bipartisan House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as “thugs” and called Biden a “Manchurian candidate.”

The Republican Party’s stance towards Trump’s claims of a rigged system and political persecution has raised concerns about the future of U.S. governance and the potential for political retribution if Trump regains power.