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Statement from NYSYR Chair Peter Giunta on the continued witch hunt against former President Donald Trump and politicization of our justice system

By August 15, 2023August 30th, 2023Statements

The following statement is from Peter Giunta, Chairman of the New York State Young Republicans, regarding the fourth set of charges brought against former President Donald Trump by overzealous and politically-driven prosecutors…

“The concept of justice rests on the principles of fairness, impartiality, and the rule of law. A healthy justice system is one that ensures no individual is above the law; however, it also demands that legal proceedings remain free from undue political influence. Similar to the three prior indictments brought against him earlier this year, the fourth indictment of former President Donald Trump is rooted in a gross misuse of the justice system by politicians masquerading as arbiters of justice.

There’s no denying that as a nation we have struggled to overcome divisions created by the over-polarization of our political discord. This indictment — which is loaded with trumped-up charges and was announced only after it had leaked on the internet — does nothing to neutralize the rhetoric or heal those wounds.

Moreover, this indictment further tarnishes the image of our justice system and exposes how our already fragile justice system is being used to target political opponents, from the former President of the United States down to the average Joe.

One thing is clear: Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, and whether you support Donald Trump as a political candidate or not, all Americans should be outraged by this dangerous politicization of our justice system. It is truly a terrifying time for our country.”