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'Really sad': Adam Kinzinger roasts right-wing Christians for idolizing Trump
Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) tore into the "sad" conservatives proclaiming their belief in Christ and everything he stood for, while enthusiastically backing a former president about to be indicted for an improperly concealed $130,000 payment to an adult film star.
The exchange came during a CNN discussion of warnings about the unprecedented nature of the criminal case, from both former Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ).
"I think they're both pointing to real risks for Democrats, and how this could be a political boon to the former president," said anchor Poppy Harlow. "I wonder what you think."
"Well, I certainly agree," said Kinzinger. "I've said from the beginning, I think this is going to secure Donald Trump's stature within the base GOP voter, which to me is actually really sad. Because these are people that profess Christ as their savior, that are now going to go out and defend a man that potentially, or is accused of, paying off, you know, a porn star, you know, to protect information about him, and then he lied to people about it. But I think it's a huge risk. If there was a preference, probably, if there was — you know, it would be like the federal case would come first or Georgia would come first, but that's not how the law works. The law works when you culminate an investigation and get an indictment through a grand jury."
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Kinzinger added a word of warning to his fellow Republicans, that "we don't know what the indictment is going to read."
"I would caution my Republican friends to wait until you see this indictment," said Kinzinger. "If, in fact, it comes. But, yeah, there's a huge political risk, no doubt. This is so unprecedented that this is all uncharted territory."
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Prosecutors could put DeSantis in 'an unenviable dilemma' with a Trump indictment: NYT
Should a Manhattan grand jury hand down an indictment against Donald Trump this week or later, how the former president responds with regard to turning himself in could have huge implications for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
With the former president claiming he will be arrested on Tuesday for his 2016 hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, it is expected that the former president will jet from his Mar-a-Lago home to New York and surrender to authorities.
However, the unpredictable and publicity-hungry Trump could elect to stay in Florida and force Bragg's hand to ask Florida to extradite the former president, which could complicate things for DeSantis as he continues to set up a 2024 presidential run of his own.
According to the New York Times, the law is on Bragg's side but DeSantis will have to weigh the political consideration of agreeing with the Manhattan DA and infuriating the hardcore conservative voters he would need to win the 2024 GOP nomination.
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"Surrender, some might argue, is not in the confrontational former president’s DNA, and he often seems to relish antagonizing and attacking the prosecutors who have investigated him," the Times report states before adding, "In the unlikely event that the former president refuses to surrender, he would put Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, his leading but undeclared rival for the Republican nomination, in an awkward political position. Under law, the role of Mr. DeSantis would be essentially ministerial and he would have few legal options other than approving an extradition request from New York."
"Still, if New York prosecutors sought Mr. Trump’s extradition, Mr. DeSantis would face an unenviable dilemma. He would be compelled to choose between authorizing an arrest warrant for Mr. Trump and inflaming his base, or attempting in some way to aide his Republican rival, and possibly face legal action as a result," the Times report added.
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'This man is a criminal': George Conway busts GOP's 'completely ridiculous' Trump defense
George Conway ripped Republicans for defending lifelong "criminal" Donald Trump against a looming indictment in New York.
The ex-president apparently expects to be charged in the Stormy Daniels hush money payoff, and the conservative attorney told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he richly deserves it.
"The Republicans are behaving like complete disgraces," Conway said. "They're basically saying that, by saying that Trump is being persecuted, they're essentially saying, you can't touch Trump and Trump is above the law. Whatever slack you might have wanted to cut a former president, that was gone after Jan. 6. This man is a recidivist criminal, he's committed fraud all his life, he's lied all of his life."
"This Stormy Daniels thing was something he cooked up," Conway added. "The notion that [Michael] Cohen is going to be discredited on it is ridiculous given the paper trail. We see the checks signed by Donald Trump. It's hard to say he is being picked on for paying $130,000 in hush money to a porn star and concealing that and using a straw donor, which was Cohen, to do that, and saying he's being persecuted somehow when no one has ever done that it is completely ridiculous."
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