As former President Donald Trump has been on trial in New York City, Americans have gotten a first-hand account of a weaponized justice system apparently pursuing political opponents.

That has been the take from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), who both appeared in New York City during Trump's trial on Tuesday to offer their support.

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Caroleene Dobson, the Republican nominee for Alabama's open second congressional district seat, blasted the weaponization and applauded Marshall and Tuberville for supporting Trump.

"I think this is absolute persecution," she said. "Lawfare could not be a better word to describe it. I was grateful to see Steve Marshall last night at a law enforcement appreciation dinner over in Pike County, and hearing his take on it was really interesting. I was glad to see Alabama was well represented in supporting President Trump, both Attorney General Marshall and with Senator Tuberville. But again, despite the efforts of those on the left who are trying to use this to undermine President Trump's credibility, to keep him out of the race, I think it is not only rallying those on the right but those who also don't want to be subject to this type of lawfare themselves."

She also criticized her opponent Democratic nominee Shomari Figures, who served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in the Biden administration.

"[O]ur justice system should be focused on just principles—of which our Constitution was weaponized politically," Dobson added. "And again, this is a distinction between me and my opponent because, up until a few months ago, he was an assistant to Merrick Garland, complicit in Biden's weaponized DOJ. I think that is a matter of concern, not only for Republicans but for folks everywhere witnessing this."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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