Stefanik, Schumer, Molinaro issue statements on Trump indictment

Some of the Capital Region’s elected leaders are reacting to the indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, called it “unprecedented election interference.” She vowed that House Republicans will hold Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg accountable.

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“Mr. Trump is subject to the same laws as every American,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. He said a jury, not politics, will determine Trump’s fate. He called on the former president’s critics and supporters to let the process proceed peacefully.

“No one is above the law and everyone is entitled to a fair trial, including the former president,” Rep. Marc Molinaro said. He went on to slam Bragg, calling him “an elected activist prosecutor who has allowed violent criminals to avoid prosecution.”