On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blasted the Georgia indictment and arrest of former President Donald Trump hours before Trump turned himself over to Georgia police.
Former President Donald Trump turned himself over to authorities in Fulton County, Georgia on Thursday related to recent charges filed for action he took in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
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 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, U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced a probe into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who pursued the indictment. Jordan issued a letter to Willis demanding, among other things, her communication with the federal government related to the indictment.
On Thursday, Tuberville appeared on Tuscaloosa radio's Tide 100.9 and spoke about Trump's indictment and its political ramifications going into the 2024 presidential election.
"This politics is awful," Tuberville said. "You've got so much division in this country. And of course, they're going after President Trump. I'm a Trump guy, have been since he ran the first time. Because we need somebody that will stand up to the non-Americans. I don't call it Republican, Democrat anymore; I call it people that love our country and people that don't. And all this stuff about going after President Trump in the courts, all they're trying to do is put pressure on him, make him spend money, trying to trick enough people to say, 'Oh, he's getting indicted. I mean, he must be a criminal.' I think there's enough time between now and the election next year that this will all work out, but it's just sad where our country has gotten to and some of these [District Attorneys] and court systems are so activist. They're not for people; they're for themselves. It just hurts me to know our country has gotten to this point, but that's the reason we need somebody that's going to stand up like President Trump [to] hopefully get us out of this mess, because, let me tell you something, our country is in huge trouble right now."
He continued, "The only person that gets us back to where we feel like we're safe and our country's in the right direction is Donald Trump. We don't have any experience anywhere else. There's some good Republican candidates, but they're not ready for the big time. The only guy that's ready for the big time is Donald Trump, and hopefully we can get him elected."
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