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House Speaker Mike Johnson Blasts US Courts, Backs Trump in Legal Battle

In a surprising turn of events, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson criticized the U.S. judicial system as he stood by former President Donald Trump in court. Johnson, who is next in line for the presidency, accused the courts of being “corrupt” and labeled the case against Trump as a “sham.” He also raised doubts about the evidence presented by the special counsel. This is a significant moment in American politics as Johnson’s remarks reflect a shift within the Republican Party towards skepticism of the legal system and a show of support for Trump.

Accompanying Johnson at the courthouse were other prominent Republican figures, including U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, and former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. Their presence and critical comments about the legal process allowed Trump and his allies to amplify their message without violating a gag order imposed by the judge.

Johnson has been using his position as House speaker to attack the U.S. judicial system, claiming bias against Trump and alleging that the case is politically motivated by Democrats. This aligns with Trump’s own assertions that he has done nothing wrong. Johnson’s support for Trump has intensified as he faces challenges within his own caucus in the House.

This event comes on the heels of Johnson’s recent appearance with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, where they announced new House legislation requiring proof of citizenship for voting. These claims echo Trump’s unfounded allegations about Democrats facilitating illegal voting by noncitizens to sway elections. However, there is no substantial evidence to support these claims.

As more Republicans stand by Trump, their collective assault on the U.S. justice system has raised questions about the party’s stance on legal matters and its alignment with the former president. This display of loyalty to Trump by prominent GOP figures underscores the ongoing influence of the former president within the party.

Written by Staff Reports

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Speaker Mike Johnson Stands with Trump in Court Despite Vow