DeSantis Calls Washington DC A 'Swamp' As He Stands By Trump After Indictment: 'I Will End Weaponization Of Government'

Zinger Key Points
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the government for weaponizing the official machinery.
  • He also says he will ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans.

As Former President Donald Trump faces his third indictment, he received support from an ally turned foe, who is contesting against him in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

What Happened: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vouched to end weaponization of the government in the wake of Trump's indictment over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

“As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans,” the Florida governor tweeted.

DeSantis said he sees the necessity for enacting reforms so that “Americans have the right to remove cases from Washington DC to their home districts.”

“Washington, DC, is a ‘swamp’ and it is unfair to have to stand trial before a jury that is reflective of the swamp mentality,” he added.

The presidential hopeful also said politicization of the rule of law is one of the reasons that the country is in decline.

“I will end the weaponization of the federal government.”

See Also: Ron DeSantis Calls For Joe Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Says Incredible Corruption ‘Stinks To High Heavens’

Why It's Important: Trump has been charged on four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S., tampering with a witness and conspiracy against the rights of citizens, and has to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Department of Justice-appointed special counsel Jack Smith, who filed the indictment in the court, said in a statement, “The attack on our nation's capital on Jan. 6, 2021, was an unprecedented assault on the seat of American democracy. As described in the indictment, it was fueled by lies.”

He also said his office will seek a speedy trial so that the evidence can be tested in court and judged by a jury of citizens.

DoJ veteran Andrew Weissmann lauded Smith and tweeted that he is "doing his job, without fear or favor."

“The Trump cases are in reality a trial of this country, inflicted on the country by the choices of Donald Trump,” he added.

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