(RepublicanJournal.org) – Former president Donald Trump was indicted on a new set of charges last week, raising fears that his growing legal troubles will sabotage his 2024 White House run. Now, one of his strongest supporters in Congress is urging supporters to keep the faith. So far, the Justice Department campaign against Trump doesn’t seem to be cutting through with grassroots Republicans, and this congresswoman is trying to keep it that way.
Trump Faces New Challenge
On August 1, the Department of Justice released a new indictment against Trump, who appeared in court to be arrested on four charges related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Trump has now been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, two related to his alleged attempt to obstruct the voting certification process, and one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights. The indictment follows a June 8, one that leveled 37 charges related to mishandling classified documents and conspiring to obstruct justice.
Many conservatives believe the Justice Department is going after Trump so vigorously in an attempt to harm his campaign for a second term as president. So far, he’s the favorite to win next year’s Republican presidential nomination –- recent polling shows him with a 37% lead over his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Unless something goes dramatically wrong, he’ll be the GOP’s candidate in the presidential election next November. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wants to make sure that happens.
MTG Calls For Loyalty
Hours after Trump’s latest indictment, Greene appeared on Human Events Daily and spoke to host Jack Posobiec about the Justice Department’s new assault on the former president. She told Posobiec the situation is “worrisome” but said she’s always optimistic. She went on to tell him “It’s important that we put full faith and hope in God,” and urged the audience to ignore what they see in the news. Greene continued in the same vein, telling the host she believes in the American people and knows that “their power is much bigger than [hers].”
Greene isn’t just putting her faith in the voters, though. She also told Posobiec she’s working with Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on a plan to defund Jack Smith, the special counsel responsible for charging Trump. She first mentioned that idea in June; so far it hasn’t come to anything, but Greene seems determined. If Trump does miss out on the Republican nomination that isn’t going to be MTG’s fault.
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