‘This is what dictatorships do’: Ted Cruz condemns Bragg’s legal lynching of Trump

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out against a New York City grand jury’s indictment of former President Donald J.Trump, likening the unprecedented action against the 2024 GOP frontrunner to how opposition party leaders are treated in countries where communists control the political system.

They were strong words at a time when America is slipping closer to outright despotism under a Democratic Party that has weaponized the nation’s legal system.

“I’m a conservative and I’m heartbroken today because this is such a blow to America,” Cruz said on Friday’s edition of his “The Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast. “It’s a blow to rule of law. Our Constitution was designed, listen, there’s countries all over the world. If you’re in Russia, this can happen to you. If you’re in China, this can happen to you. If you’re in North Korea or Venezuela or Cuba, this is what banana republics do.”

“This is what dictatorships do. If one party takes power, you better hope you’re not the prior party cause they’re coming after you. They’re gonna lock you up and they may put you in front of a firing squad,” the Lone Star State Republican added in a warning that once the line has been crossed, there’s no going back.

Being of Cuban heritage, Senator Cruz understands a thing or two about communism as his father Raphael fled the repressive regime of the monstrous Fidel Castro where political enemies were imprisoned, tortured, and executed and many Democrats have waxed eloquently about the deceased dictator with their current actions seemingly cribbed directly from his governing playbook.

“Even while this is devastating to the rule of law, to the confidence the American people will have in our justice system at the same time, I think this is an enormous political gift to Donald Trump,” the senator said, suggesting as many also have that the George Soros-backed DA Alvin Bragg’s legal lynching of the former president could very well backfire, energizing conservatives as well as shaking moderates and fence-sitters from their sleep to realize that a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for full-blown totalitarianism.

“If I were a Democrat, I might well report Alvin Bragg to the Federal Election Commission for making the single greatest in-kind contribution to a presidential campaign in history,” he said.

The Texas lawmaker also blasted the move to charge Trump criminally in a case involving a “hush money” payment to porn queen Stormy Daniels, taking to Twitter after the stunning news broke late Thursday afternoon.

“The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds. The ‘substance’ of this political persecution is utter garbage,” Cruz wrote. “This is completely unprecedented and is a catastrophic escalation in the weaponization of the justice system.”

“Today is an absolute outrage and tragic day for our country,” the senator added in a second Thursday tweet. “This left-wing Soros DA has decided to use the power of his office to indict Donald Trump—facts and law be damned!”

Cruz also blasted the Stalinst-style remarks of former Housse Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, in an eyebrow-raising tweet, suggested that Trump was guilty until proven innocent, standing the central tenet of the U.S. legal system, the presumption of innocence on its head.

“It is a case that will most assuredly fail in court. But Bragg doesn’t care. The Democrats, the media partisans who are exultant right now, they don’t care. They love the fact that Donald Trump is being indicted. Never mind the facts. Never mind the law. Never mind guilt or innocence. They hate the man. They are exultant for the political theater of the mug shot that will happen in the coming days,” Cruz added on his podcast.

Chris Donaldson


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