Ramaswamy calls for GOP presidential candidates to rebuke potential Trump indictment
As speculation builds as to whether or not former President Donald Trump will be arrested in the coming days as a result of a possible indictment out of George Soros-funded Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg's office, some Republicans, including Trump's opponents, are speaking out.
According to Fox News, 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy torched Bragg and Democrats over the possibility that such an unprecedented action could take place.
Ramaswamy called the idea a "dark moment in American history" in a viral Twitter post.
So far, Ramaswamy is the only Republican presidential candidate to speak out against what many believe to be an unfair prosecution of a political opponent.
Ramaswamy held nothing back as he excoriated the seemingly weaponized justice system that's being used to target Trump.
"It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals," the entrepreneur said on Twitter. "If a Republican prosecutor in 2004 had used a campaign finance technicality to arrest then-candidate John Kerry while Bush & Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul - and rightly so."
This is about principle, not a person. This is about our country, not one man. The silence from the rest of the GOP field is deafening. pic.twitter.com/Jqi9o2d0wR
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 18, 2023
"This will mark a dark moment in American history and will undermine public trust in our electoral system itself," Ramaswamy continued.
He added: "I call on the Manhattan District Attorney to reconsider this action and to put aside partisan politics in service of preserving our Constitutional republic."
Calls for others to speak out
In multiple Twitter posts, Ramaswamy called on GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley and likely candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida to condemn the Manhattan office's actions.
"I held a press conference following my South Carolina speech. I called on GOP donor class favorites @RonDeSantisFL and @NikkiHaley to join me by 9 AM tomorrow in calling on the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg to abandon the political persecution through prosecution of the 45th president," Ramaswamy tweeted.
The indictment, if it happens, would be a result of rather loose and unserious investigation into alleged hush-money payments made by the former president's lawyer, Michael Cohen, to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Trump has long denied that any such payments were made. Federal prosecutors even declined to move forward with the case, leaving many to believe that it's politically driven by Bragg, a rabid anti-Trump politician.
It'll be fascinating, and potentially ground-shaking for America's future, to see if Bragg carries through with the indictment in the coming days. Only time will tell.