Following the anticipated indictment of former President Donald Trump by a New York district attorney, Republican elected officials in Texas are sounding off on what many are calling a political prosecution.

Gov. Greg Abbott took to Twitter to say the “weaponization of our courts for political grievances is an abhorrent abuse of power.”

Abbott did not, however, name Trump in his post.

But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz did, saying, “The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds. The ‘substance’ of this political persecution is utter garbage.”

His colleague, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, did not comment on the indictment.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick predicted that political would prosecutions would be the undoing the left.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has endorsed Trump for his re-election bid, noted, “The radical left has consistently weaponized our courts to silence conservative voices,” while also reaffirming his commitment to stand with Trump.

In a statement, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller—who has also been an avid supporter of Trump—said, “The American people see this for what it is and I have no doubt that President Donald Trump will be totally vindicated and, once again, emerge on top.”

Several members of Texas’ Republican congressional delegation also rallied around the former president on Thursday evening after the news broke.

Notably, Roy has endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president.

Some Republicans in the Texas Legislature have also voiced their opinions on Trump’s indictment.

“I strongly denounce the New York District Attorney for his outrageous indictment of President Donald J. Trump. Our nation’s judicial system should never be weaponized to silence political candidates. This prosecutorial abuse of President Trump is wrong and must not stand.” – State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R–Brenham)

“Justice is supposed to be blind, but the Trump indictment shows the left see only political retribution. Very dangerous for our country.” – State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R–Tyler)

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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