Today in New York City, news of an indictment against former President Donald Trump was made public. It was filed under seal and specifics will be announced in the coming days. In response to the announcement, Illinois State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) issued the following statement:
“I am extremely disappointed that District Attorney Bragg has decided to weaponize his office. It is a continuation of unrelenting efforts by certain elected officials and many institutional bureaucrats to put former President Donald Trump behind bars. They have come at him time and time again, and each time their claims have been unsubstantiated. Whether they were targeting a businessman contemplating a run for public office, a current President or a former President, what they’re doing is wrong, it’s unethical, and it poses a huge threat to our democracy.
“Any elected official who uses their position of power to target another public figure for their own personal and political gain is acting unprofessionally and dishonorably. I’m calling on all legislative caucuses, regardless of political affiliation, to review processes, procedures, and prosecutorial powers, to ensure we are protecting free and fair elections and the rights of individuals to express ideas without fear of persecution.”