Former President Donald Trump was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia on Thursday after he turned himself in to face multiple charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Trump was released from custody after posting the previously agreed-upon $200,000 bail and taking what has already become a viral mugshot.
“If you care anything about this country, you should have the same look on your face that President Trump just had on his face during his mug shot,” U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said on NewsMax’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”
Tuberville, like many Republicans, has said they believe the indictments against Trump, particularly the one in Georgia, are politically motivated.
“This is a disgrace to him; the next president of the United States, which will be him; a disgrace to the taxpayers of this country, and it's a disgrace to a country that's made it 247 years without this kind of shenanigans happening,” Tuberville continued. “It's disrespectful, and it just shows you what the Democrats are doing; they're weaponizing everything they possibly can to bring this president down to keep the Republicans from gaining control again because they know when we gain control their shenanigans and their circus is over with, and they're going to do everything they possibly can.”
Tuberville said Trump’s arrest should “energize” people across the country, including Democrats, to say “enough’s enough.”
“Let's take our country back,” he said. “These people are not democrats that are running this country right now. They're activists, they're socialists, they want to change this country and we're not going to allow them to do it.”
He continued, “They're making matters worse if they don't start balancing out, they're going to try to have an opportunity for themselves to run this country straight into the ground, and I'm not sure that's not what they want to do. These people are smarter than this.”
To connect with the author of this story or to comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss out! Subscribe to our newsletter and get our top stories every weekday morning.