‘We are unwilling to aid and abet this White House…’ GOP poised to deliver payback for Trump persecution

Senate Republicans are retaliating against the Biden administration’s political persecution of Donald Trump by holding up confirmation votes.

“Republican senators have vowed to delay the appointment of politicians and judges in addition to stalling the movement of legislation,” the Daily Mail exclusively reported Thursday.

So far 13 senators have signed a pledge put together by Sen. Mike Lee.

“The White House has made a mockery of the rule of law and fundamentally altered our politics in un-American ways,” the pledge reads. “As a Senate Republican conference, we are unwilling to aid and abet this White House in its project to tear this country apart.”

“To that end, we will not 1) allow any increase to non-security related funding for this administration, or any appropriations bill which funds partisan lawfare; 2) vote to confirm this administration’s political and judicial appointees; and 3) allow expedited consideration and passage of Democrat legislation or authorities that are not directly relevant to the safety of the American people,” it continues.

“There’s so many things that happened during the trial that were wrong,” Lee told the Daily Mail, referencing the hush money case against former President Donald Trump.

“The charges themselves were very clearly designed just for the purpose of lawfare. [Democrats] just convicted the last standing impediment between Joe Biden and his second term in office. It’s the opponent to the incumbent president, and it’s not as though Joe Biden can wash his hands of this and claim that he and his political team had nothing to do with it,” he added.

Indeed. It was only a week or so ago that President Joe Biden’s campaign held a press conference literally right outside Trump’s trial.

If Republicans by chance retake the Senate in November, Lee intends to go even further by thoroughly investigating those who whipped the case up against Trump.

“There will be congressional oversight if we have the opportunity to do that, which I think we will, without a question,” Lee told the Daily Mail. “There will be aggressive, thorough oversight here.”

Why? Because he believes the whole trial was “politically motivated.”

“To say it’s a sketchy legal theory is an insult to sketchy legal theories everywhere,” he joked concerning the trial.

Lee’s pledge is expected to most heavily affect confirmation votes for judicial and foreign service nominees.

So far it’s been signed by Sens. Lee, J.D. Vance, Tommy Tuberville, Eric Schmitt, Marsha Blackburn, Rick Scott, Roger Marshall, Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley, Ron Johnson, Joni Ernst, Rand Paul, and Steve Daines.

Lee first unveiled the pledge right after Trump’s shocking guilty verdict last week. Yet despite the pledge having been instituted last week, this week the Senate still managed to confirm three appointments.

“This week, two judges for Washington, D.C. and another official for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were all confirmed,” according to the Daily Mail.

Regarding Lee’s belief that Trump’s verdict was sketchy, a left-wing CNN legal analyst has expressed the same theory as previously reported. Writing in New York Magazine, analyst Elie Honig accused prosecutors of having “contorted the law” to win their conviction against Trump.

“Both of these things can be true at once: The jury did its job, and this case was an ill-conceived, unjustified mess. Sure, victory is the great deodorant, but a guilty verdict doesn’t make it all pure and right,” he wrote.

“Plenty of prosecutors have won plenty of convictions in cases that shouldn’t have been brought in the first place. ‘But they won’ is no defense to a strained, convoluted reach unless the goal is to ‘win,’ now, by any means necessary and worry about the credibility of the case and the fallout later,” he added.

Honig then laid out the “undeniable facts” of the case, including Judge Juan Merchan donating to a pro-Biden, anti-Trump political operation and the fact that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign promise to “get Trump.”

“Most importantly, the DA’s charges against Trump push the outer boundaries of the law and due process. That’s not on the jury. That’s on the prosecutors who chose to bring the case and the judge who let it play out as it did,” Honig argued, adding that the charges against Trump were “obscure, and nearly entirely unprecedented.”

Vivek Saxena


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