Tim Scott Says Americans Are Not Focused On Trump’s Legal Battles

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said on Sunday that American voters are more focused on issues that affect them more than they are on former President Donald Trump’s legal issues.

The former GOP presidential candidate made the assertions during an interview with CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” in which he railed against what he called a “two-tiered justice system” that protects Democrats while targeting Republicans.

Asked about the possibility of Trump’s legal issues being a burden to Republicans in the general election, he said, “You have a justice system that hunts Republicans, while protecting Democrats. Bob, one of the most compelling pieces of evidence towards this fact is Special Counsel Hur’s report that said that absolutely without any question, Joe Biden mishandled classified sensitive material.”

He added, “At the same time, you have courts actually targeting and running after Republicans. Not just however, the former president, but whether it’s pro-life activists or folks showing up at school board meetings, being referred to by this Department of Justice as domestic terrorists. We have a two-tiered justice system that is being exposed.”

When he was asked if the Republican National Committee should be paying Trump’s legal expenses, he responded, “I can only tell you that without any question, when you look at the two-tiered justice system that we have … I think it’s important for us to note that without any question, the American people are very concerned about how that would impact their lives.”

Making a case that American voters are more concerned about their future than Trump’s past which may have led to the cases against him, Scott said, “What they’re more focused on is making sure that our southern border is secured. We’re looking at almost 10 million illegal crossings by the election. The American people aren’t asking the questions about legal challenges. The American people are asking questions about economic challenges.”

“When two-thirds of Americans according to a few polls, say that they don’t have $1,000 in their savings account. Joe Biden’s inflation has also increased interest rates that has decimated savings and investments for people living paycheck to paycheck. These are the top issues that Americans are talking about. They’re not talking about legal challenges. They’re talking about their challenges across a kitchen table,” he added.

Scott’s remarks come days after a New York judge ordered Trump to pay over $350 million in his civil fraud trial in which New York Attorney General Letitia James accused him of inflating his net worth to banks for favorable loans. On the same day as the NY ruling, another judge denied his motion to dismiss the case in which he is accused of falsifying business records to cover up the payment of “hush money” to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The GOP front runner also has two criminal cases connected to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, as well as a classified documents case in which he is charged with willful retention of national defense information.

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