Johnson Calls For Supreme Court To ‘Step In’ On Trump Guilty Verdict

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to “step in” and overturn former President Donald Trump’s conviction after a jury handed in a guilty verdict in his hush money trial on Thursday.

Johnson made the call during an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” saying, “There’s a lot of developments yet to come, but I do believe the Supreme Court should step in, obviously, this is totally unprecedented.”

“I think that the Justices on the court – I know many of them personally – I think they are deeply concerned about that, as we are. So I think they’ll set this straight,” he said, adding that “it’s going to take a while” for the verdict to be overturned.

“This will be overturned, guys, there’s no question about it, it’s just going to take some time to do it,” he stated.

Johnson, who attended the Manhattan trial on May 14 to support Trump, complained that “what happened there was outrageous.”

He went on to point out the case is a “purely political exercise” and not legal.

According to him, the case is “diminishing the American people’s fate in our system of justice itself.” But he said that American voters are watching attempts by President Joe Biden and his Democrats to put Trump down ahead of the November election and are outraged by the turn of events.

When asked what the conviction meant for Trump’s election bid as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate, Johnson did not give a definitive answer, as he admitted that “we are in uncharted waters.”

He, however, predicted that the conviction will increase voter turnout in November and lead Trump to become the next President of the United States.

Johnson is one of many Republican lawmakers and politicians who have spoken against the guilty verdict since it came in on Thursday. Johnson’s predecessor, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also blasted the decision, noting that Trump’s “only “crime” is running against Joe Biden in 2024.”

“The American people see right through this weaponization of the legal system,” he added in a post to X.

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