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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Indictment of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the criminal indictment of Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States.

“Today, for the first time in history, a former president of the United States has been criminally indicted by a grand jury. This is a somber day for our country. The legitimate case brought against Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is just the tip of the spear of legal worries for the former president. While the details of the indictment remain unclear at this time, we hope that the public will be able to learn more in the coming days. Now is not the time for the purely political attacks against the very open and transparent justice system that is holding someone accountable.

“In the past several weeks, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and investigators on social media, showing the same irresponsibility and disdain for our institutions and law enforcement that led to the violent insurrection on our nation’s Capital on January 6th. We call on our Republican colleagues to put Party aside and condemn the former president’s words and allow the legal process to move forward as it would for any other citizen, because no one is above the law, not even a former president of the United States.”

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Since its establishment in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. The Caucus is Chaired by Congressman Steven Horsford. As part of this commitment, the CBC has fought for the past 52 years to empower these citizens and address their legislative concerns.

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