(NewsReady.com) – A federal grand jury handed down a 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump after a year-long investigation into his handling of classified documents. He was arraigned in Miami, Florida, on June 13. A conservative pundit recently made a bold request from the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination.
In a June 8 tweet, Charlie Kirk, co-founder of Turning Point USA, called on Republicans to suspend their presidential campaigns. He told all of the candidates that they need to go to Miami to prove they are standing behind the 45th president. Then Kirk issued a threat, telling those running for the nomination that if they didn’t show up, they would be marked as part of the opposition to the ex-POTUS. Kirk has also speculated the charges were an attempt to keep Trump from running.
Reactions to Kirk’s request weren’t met well with some on Twitter. Former Trump supporter Bill Mitchell, founder of Your Voice Radio, asked his fellow conservative commentator if he was joking with his request. “Do you not even consider Trump may be guilty?” Mitchell asked.
John Cardillo, a former Newsmax host, called the request “ludicrous.” He told Kirk that the other Republicans running for president are “entitled to their own ambitions and political career paths.”
However, for every one person who thought it was a terrible idea, there was another who wanted to see those running stand behind the former POTUS.
Liberals, on the other hand, mocked Kirk for making such a request. Mother Jones DC Bureau Chief David Corn joked that Kirk was a Democratic operative. Former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sarcastically begged the GOP candidates to take the conservative’s advice.
Some of the former president’s competition for the GOP nomination already spoke out against the prosecution. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the indictment proof that the Department of Justice has been weaponized. He promised that he would make changes to it if he were elected president. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott also spoke out against it. But neither man suspended their campaign to head to Miami to stand by their competition.
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