Local lawmakers react to former President Trump's historic indictment
Former President Donald Trump is expected to turn himself into police in New York sometime next week following his indictment on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
Dr. Trish Crouse, with the University of New Haven, says Trump's 2024 bid to retake the White House might waiver in Connecticut.
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says no person is above the law.
"The justice system has an obligation to pursue the facts and law wherever they lead. And Donald Trump will be entitled the same rights as any criminal defendant," he said.
Republican RNC National Committeewoman Leora Levy called the indictment "the pure weaponization of our judcial system and the the worst kind of abuse of prosecutorial authority."
Ben Proto, Chair of Connecticut's Republican Party told News 12: "It's premature to look at this indictment fully until all of the details are released. What I will say is that NYC District Attorney Alvin Bragg has failed the people of New York and would better serve the people by sticking to his plan to address violent criminals."