Florida's Elected Officials Weigh In On Trump Indictment


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Reaction is pouring in from politicians across the state to the report of an indictment of former Pres. Trump, who remains at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago home.

Governor DeSantis Thursday night tweeted that Florida will not assist in an extradition request, calling the indictment "weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda" and "un-American."

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody tweeted that "It's a sad day in the story of the United States."

Republican Congressman Brian Mast, representing Florida's 18th District in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, released a statement calling the indictment "complete and utter b********. A far-left D.A. is attempting to fulfill a moronic campaign promise and following Democrats' un-democratic playbook of weaponizing the federal government against Joe Biden's top political opponent."

Democrat South Florida Congressman Jared Moskowitz tweeted that the indictment of Trump is not a moment to celebrate.

"This a terrible moment for the country. But no one is above the law," Moskowitz tweeted.

Fellow South Florida Democrat, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, tweeted in support of Trump's indictment stating, "Praise God. No one is above the law."

State Senator Lori Berman shared the common Democrat theme that "no one is above the law."

"The Trump indictment shows that threats and intimidation tactics aimed at investigators will never succeed in slowing the wheels of justice," the Boca Raton Democrat tweeted.

Democrat Congresswoman Lois Frankel said that no one in the country is above the law and that includes Trump.

"People should be patient and peaceful as the judicial process moves forward," the West Palm Beach Representative tweeted.

Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican representative for a Miami-area congressional district, tweeted that this is "yet another dangerous, shameless, and politically motivated attack on the rule of law."

In a multi-part tweet, Diaz-Balart noted that "silencing, threatening and arresting opposition candidates is common in authoritarian dictatorships but something we must never tolerate in the United States."

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