Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated that his state would “not assist” in the extradition efforts by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg following the indictment against President Donald Trump. DeSantis further added that the circumstances of the charges were “questionable” and criticized the charges for being “un-American.” He further blasted Bragg for weaponizing the legal system in favor of his political agenda.
On Thursday, former President Donald Trump was indicted by the grand jury that had been weighing in on Bragg’s probe. In a tweet on Thursday DeSantis attacked the decision and spoke about how “the weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.”
He then proceeded to state that the “Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney” has repeatedly abused the law “to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct,” and still now he is using it in a way that allows him to attack a political opponent. He added that for this reason, Florida would not provide assistance in any extradition request made by Bragg in connection to this case.
Trump has been indicted following a years-long investigation looking into his role in the $130,000 hush money payment made on his behalf by his former attorney, to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence over their alleged affair. The payment was first reported by Fox News in 2018.