The Democratic Party’s ‘lawfare’ against a certain former president has just cost them big time, politically speaking.

Republican senators have announced a complete boycott of Democratic legislative initiatives, solidifying their support for former President Donald Trump in the wake of his recent felony conviction. The unprecedented stance follows the New York grand jury’s verdict on Thursday, which found Trump, the leading Republican candidate for the 2024 election, guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records related to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Leading the effort is Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee wrote on X, “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 a scathing letter addressed to the White House and signed by several GOP senators, including Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), the group criticized the administration for making un-American changes to U.S. politics. “The White House has made a mockery of the rule of law,” the letter read.


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The Republicans’ strategic blockade includes halting all non-security-related funding increases, opposing any appropriations bill they view as funding partisan legal battles and refusing to confirm any of the administration’s political and judicial appointees. They also vow to prevent the expedited passage of Democratic legislation.

The verdict on Thursday marked a historic moment, as Trump became the first former president to be convicted of a felony. His sentencing is set for July 11, under the continued oversight of Judge Juan Merchan. While the outcome could vary from incarceration to probation, this felony conviction does not disqualify Trump, the anticipated Republican candidate for the 2024 election, from seeking public office in the future.

Sen. Lee revealed his disappointment following yesterday’s verdict, describing it as “a sad day for America.” In a statement shared on X, Lee criticized the proceedings, citing “unclear charges and irregular jury instructions,” and labeled the case as a “political prosecution.”

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Elise Stefanik (R-NY) also criticized the trial’s outcome, saying it reflected a “corrupt and rigged” justice system. “I fully support President Trump appealing this decision and look forward to the New York Court of Appeals delivering justice and overturning this verdict,” Stefanik stated. Additionally, she said that the case was “brought forward by Joe Biden’s allies in a desperate attempt to save Biden’s failing campaign and the verdict hinged on the testimony of a convicted felon who was disbarred for lying.”

Although convicted and living in Florida, Trump can still vote as long as he avoids imprisonment in New York state. Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law and co-chair of the Republican National Committee, mentioned in a Fox News Channel interview on Thursday that if Trump is convicted and sentenced to home confinement, he plans to hold virtual rallies and campaign events.


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