Friday, a day after a New York State jury rendered a 34-count guilty verdict against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with seven of his Republican U.S. Senate colleagues, pledged to no longer cooperate with the Biden administration in what they deemed a "project to tear this country apart."

Among those signing on to Lee's pledge was U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

"Strongly worded statements are not enough," Lee said on social media platform X on Friday. "Those who turned our judicial system into a political cudgel must be held accountable. We are no longer cooperating with any Democrat legislative priorities or nominations, and we invite all concerned Senators to join our stand."

In addition to Lee and Tuberville, U.S. Sens. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also signed the pledge.

"The White House’s weaponization of our government to target President Trump for political gain represents the pinnacle of two tiers of justice," Blackburn wrote. "We cannot allow this grave injustice to prevail in the United States of America. My Republican colleagues & I are taking a stand."

Statement as follows:

The White House has made a mockery of the rule of law and fundamentally altered our politics in un-American ways. As a Senate Republican conference, we are unwilling to aid and abet this White House in its project to tear this country apart. To that end, we will not 1) allow any increase to non-security related funding for this administration, or any appropriations bill which funds partisan lawfare; 2) vote to confirm this administration's political and judicial appointees; and 3) allow expedited consideration and passage of Democrat legislation or authorities that are not directly relevant to the safety of the American people.

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