U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is backing former President Donald Trump after the most recent of a slew of indictments handed down over the past several months.
On Monday, Trump was indicted in a Georgia probe related to his action after losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, his fourth indictment in the past year.
The indictment accuses Trump and 18 others of violating the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act, with accusations ranging from solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer to conspiracy to commit filing false documents and more.
In a controversial occurrence, a copy of the indictment was released on the Fulton County Court website before the grand jury had reached a verdict. The document was quickly removed, and the Fulton County Court claimed the document was "fictitious." On Tuesday, the court announced that Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, Ché Alexander, uploaded the fictitious indictment as a test run, knowing charges were possible.
Trump also faces indictments for allegedly mishandling classified documents, attempting to overturn the 2020 election results and paying hush money during his 2016 presidential campaign to a former adult film star in an effort to conceal an extramarital affair.
Trump and his supporters have consistently maintained that the indictments were nothing more than political persecution on the part of the DOJ and politicized prosecutors attempting to stall his 2024 presidential run.
On Tuesday, Tuberville slammed the Georgia indictment against Trump and the suspicious way it was released, backing past statements that the former president should be allowed to campaign without politicized obstructions.
"Another day, another activist indictment of Biden's top political opponent," Tuberville said in a statement. "The fact that the radical Fulton County DA 'accidentally' published the indictment before the grand jury finished voting proves what we already know — this is pure politics."
"Where I come from, you beat your opponents by winning fair and square. This witch hunt has gone on for long enough. Democrats are afraid of President Trump because they know he will expose their corruption. The American people deserve an equal justice system — not one that twists the law to fit their politics."
Trump also responded to the indictment, calling it a "witch hunt" to hinder his presidential aspirations.
Trump also teased a New Jersey press conference where he intends to present an "irrefutable" report proving election fraud in Georgia.
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