While many Americans are appalled at the news that Donald Trump may be arrested this week, Democrats are rushing to defend the unprecedented weaponization of law enforcement against a former American president with the usual talking points.
Arizona Senator Mark Kelly (D) echoed the party line in a CNN interview Sunday, saying "no one is above the law."
CNN host Jaker Tapper, hardly a Trump supporter, questioned whether the steps being weighed against Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg are appropriate.
Tapper noted that Bragg reportedly wants to upgrade a misdemeanor charge for making hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to a felony, using a "risky legal theory."
"All of this, by the way, over an improper accounting of $130,000 payment. Do you think, do you have any concerns that this specific charge might not rise to the magnitude of justifying a step such as this?” Tapper asked.
Kelly began his response by repeating the Democratic party talking point that the politically charged investigation shows the system working as intended, and not, as it appears to many, a banana republic cracking down on a political foe.
“Well, let me start by saying, Jake, you know, we’re a country of laws, and nobody is above the law," Kelly said.
While he did not show any concern that the case might be politically motivated, Kelly acknowledged its "unprecedented" impact and showed some concern about its integrity.
"You know, I would hope that if they brought charges, that they have a strong case. Because this is, as you said, it’s unprecedented. And you know, there’s certainly risks involved here."
He added, "but, again, nobody in our nation is or should be above the law.”
While Democrats rally behind their "no one is above the law" mantra, Republicans are quick to note that prominent Democrats like Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton have avoided criminal consequences under a facially "neutral" justice system.
And of course, street criminals routinely receive lenient treatment from progressive, George Soros-funded prosecutors like Bragg.
Trump, and sympathetic Republicans, have been quick to note Bragg's soft-on-crime approach to public safety in New York.