(DailyVantage.com) – Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the wake of another indictment of former President Donald Trump, saying it would use “any means necessary” to re-elect President Joe Biden. The DOJ is now under the scrutiny of many Republicans after its recent grand jury indictment against Trump for criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States, corruptly obstruct congressional proceedings, and interfere with the right to vote.
Trump, the leading contender for the 2024 presidential nomination, serves as Biden’s greatest political opponent, and the prosecution against him is seen as political persecution in the eyes of Republicans.
Ingraham continued her argument: “The DOJ is effectively the Biden campaign headquarters at this point.” While the DOJ asserted that questioning the authenticity of the results was criminal, Ingraham countered that Democratic candidates such as Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had done so in their presidential campaigns.
Other Republican presidential candidates have weighed in as well. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis believes this shows a need to “end the weaponization of government.” Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy asserted that the indictment is “un-American” and committed to pardoning Trump if he is elected. Former Vice President Mike Pence was the most critical of Trump. “On January 6th, Former President Trump demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. I chose the Constitution, and I always will.”
Trump now has almost a 40-point lead over DeSantis, 53.4% to 15.6%, which validates that the DOJ is actively prosecuting the most likely nominee for the Republican primaries. The DOJ will continue to affect the political dynamics of the race, which has proven beneficial for Trump so far. Previous indictments have coincided with boosts in his polling numbers. Republicans now see Trump as someone persecuted for his political convictions, solidifying his momentum over his Republican opponents to the point where he need not attend the FOX-hosted presidential primary debate.
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