(ConservativeHub.com) – The possibility of former president Donald Trump being arrested has reportedly placed some Republican senators in an awkward position as they were looking to move past Trump, especially as Trump called for protests if Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg decides to arrest him.
GOP lawmakers think that the Manhattan DA revealing an indictment against Trump would be setting a poor precedent, according to The Hill. However, at the same time, they are worried that the call for protests would lead to more violence by Trump’s supporters that would resemble the protest the election results on Jan. 6, 2021, following the 2020 presidential election.
The types of allegations have also led to a lot of people being uncomfortable, as Bragg is probing into the alleged payment of hush money to actress Stormy Daniels paid by Michael Cohen following the instruction of Donald Trump. Cohen also testified before lawmakers back in 2019.
Senate GOP leaders have widely stayed silent in light of the possibility of Trump getting arrested and regarding the possible protests. Last weekend, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tried to dissuade Trump’s followers from potentially protesting.
Some are also concerned about how a public arrest could potentially fuel Trump’s popularity and the support he has within the GOP base, leading him to a win in the 2024 presidential primary.
During an episode of his podcast on Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if there is one way to “unify Republicans” behind Trump in 2024, it’s to have “unhinged left-wing prosecution” that results in a failure.
Cruz has not yet announced who he will endorse in the Republican primary.
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