U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) joined the majority of Alabama’s congressional delegation in condemning the indictment handed down by a New York grand jury against former president Donald Trump.

“The justice system should and must be blind, not weaponized against political enemies,” Britt said in a statement to 1819 News. “Alabamians do not want a two-tiered system of justice in this country – one for Republicans, and one for Democrats.”

Trump is facing close to 30 counts of alleged business fraud, at least some of which are believed to be related to alleged “hush money” payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

On Monday, Trump traveled to New York in preparation for his booking and arraignment, which is scheduled for Tuesday. Manhattan police have significantly increased manpower and security in anticipation of protests and potential violence over the indictment.

According to Fox News, Trump is expected to plead not guilty and return home to Florida to deliver remarks later Tuesday evening.

Trump endorsed Britt during her campaign for U.S. Senate in June 2022. However, she will stay neutral in the 2024 primary election as a condition of her appointment to the GOP Advisory Council.

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