(TheRedWire.com) – Senate Republicans have argued that the legal woes faced by former President Donald Trump are not going to stop him from winning the 2024 GOP nomination. These claims came after a New York nine-person jury found that Trump had sexually abused E. Jean Carroll in the mid-1990s.
Trump is also currently in the middle of a legal battle with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, which led to dozens of criminal charges filed against him. However, even Trump’s loudest critics in the GOP have argued that these legal troubles are not going to have any effect on who the Republican primary voters select. In fact, they have argued that Republican primary voters have stood by Trump during many controversies.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) stated about the verdict in New York that he did not believe it was going to affect his lead in the primary poll. He added that for a long time, he has predicted that Trump would be the GOP nominee in 2024.
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.), who has often slammed Trump also stated that the $5 million verdict against Trump for sexual abuse and defamation was unlikely to make a difference to Republican primary voters. However, Thune did claim that these cases could have an effect on swing voters choosing to support him. He added that while in the short-term this might help him, in the general election winning those voters who are in the middle is necessary.
Following the verdict, Trump proceeded to mock Carroll during the CNN Town Hall, stating that his numbers had increased since the verdict had been announced.
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