Mitt Romney Blasts DA for “Political Malpractice” in Trump Case

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Mitt Romney Decries New York District Attorney’s Decision in Trump Verdict

A respected voice in the Senate, Mitt Romney, has taken a strong stance against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s decision to press charges against former President Donald Trump. In a scathing statement days after Trump’s guilty verdict, Romney accused Bragg of “political malpractice,” alleging that the case should have been settled instead of pursuing charges for political gain.

GOP Remorse: Murkowski Laments Trump’s “Baggage”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), though more moderate than some Republicans, has echoed concerns about the political ramifications of the verdict. While she refrained from commenting directly on the legitimacy of the case, Murkowski expressed frustration that such controversies distract from addressing other pressing issues.

Right-Flank Reaction: Senate Republicans Vow Obstruction

A faction within the Republican caucus, led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), has responded vehemently to the guilty verdict. In a letter to the White House, they pledged to hinder Democratic legislative efforts, vowing to obstruct progress on any agenda.

Schumer Appeals for Dialogue After Guilty Verdict

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has urged Trump allies to allow the legal process to move forward without further disruption. He emphasized the importance of respecting the verdict and avoiding actions that could escalate tensions.

Romney’s Previous Advocacy for Trump Pardon

Interestingly, Romney had previously suggested that President Biden might have averted political fallout by pardoning Trump. He contended that such an action would have cast Biden as the “big guy” and minimized the impact of the charges.

Democrats and Trump’s Appeal

Democrats, on the other hand, have defended Bragg’s decision to prosecute Trump, arguing that no one is above the law and that equal justice must prevail. Trump, for his part, has vowed to appeal the verdict, setting the stage for a prolonged legal battle.