Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement on Thursday evening following the Manhattan grand jury voting to indict former President Donald Trump.
"The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head," DeSantis wrote on Twitter. "It is un-American."
"The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent.
"Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda," the statement concluded.
DeSantis previously stated that his administration would not assist in the extradition of Trump from his residence at Mar-a-Lago.
"I have no interest in getting involved in some type of manufactured circus by some Soros DA, okay. He’s trying to do a political spectacle. He’s trying to virtue signal for his base."
In Trump’s statement released shortly after the indictment was revealed, the 2024 presidential candidate called the indictment "Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history."
The statement later added, "The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable - indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference.
Trump blasted Bragg in his statement, saying he was "hand-picked and funded by George Soros," calling the district attorney a "disgrace."
"Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on. This is how Bragg spends his time," Trump added.
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