GOP Senator Warns Of Dangers To Republic Amid Trump’s Indictment

In a powerful address at the Western Conservative Summit, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) expressed deep concerns about the indictment of former President Donald Trump, pointing out that such actions threaten the very fabric of the nation’s republic.

Speaking at the summit hosted by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, the Missouri lawmaker highlighted the growing politicization of the federal government by the left.

Drawing attention to the Justice Department’s unprecedented move to indict the president’s biggest political adversary, Hawley criticized this action as a threat to the principles of a democratic society. 

“All I can say about it is this, if the people in power can put in jail their political opponents, we don’t have a republic anymore, that’s the danger we’re in,” he stated.

In an interview with Fox News on Friday night, the senator expressed the same sentiments, saying, “Here is what I would say, if the president in power can just jail his political opponents, which is what Joe Biden is trying to do tonight, we don’t have a republic anymore, we don’t have the rule of law, we don’t have a constitution.

At the summit, Hawley stressed that the United States is currently facing a moment of great danger. He emphasized that the decisions made in the coming years would shape the fate of the nation for decades to come, warning that America risks losing the essence of its identity as a republic if it continues down its present path.

During his speech, Hawley also highlighted the left’s attempts to marginalize faith, replacing it with what he referred to as the “state religion of wokeism.” Pointing out progressive efforts to eliminate God from America’s history, traditions and public discourse, Hawley contended that the nation must resist these efforts and remain steadfast in defending the values of faith, family, and country.

Calling for a strong conservative movement, the senator emphasized the need for unapologetic support for God and the nation, urging his audience to be unwavering in their defense of these principles.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has also joined the chorus of conservative voices criticizing Trump’s indictment. Cruz labeled the indictment as an “assault on democracy and expressed deep disappointment in the events unfolding. In his podcast, “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” he called it a “sad,” “shameful,” and “disgraceful” day in American history.

Cruz further took aim at Attorney General Merrick Garland, accusing him of being the most partisan and political attorney general in the nation’s history. His comments echoed the concerns of other Republican senators, including those on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who raised serious conflict-of-interest issues regarding Garland’s handling of the indictment against Trump.

Despite the jubilation on the left, Republicans believe that Trump’s indictment will only solidify his position as the frontrunner within the Republican presidential field. This prediction originated from a rise in Trump’s poll numbers following the 34-count felony indictment from Manhattan in early April.