One Republican lawmaker protested the indictment of erstwhile President Donald Trump by giving distant escaped ham sandwiches astatine the Longworth House Office Building connected Friday.
The effort from Alabama GOP Rep. Barry Moore — which included the giveaway of ham sandwiches successful integrative bags with "Indict this!" written connected them — comes aft a Manhattan expansive assemblage voted Thursday to indict the erstwhile president.
"The sandwiches are ready! Hope to spot you soon successful Longworth 1504," Moore said successful a tweet Friday.
Prior to giving retired the sandwiches, Moore wrote successful a tweet Thursday: "Welcome to the club, @realDonaldTrump. In grant of the information that the Manhattan DA could indict a ham sandwich next, I volition beryllium handing them retired time successful Longworth 1504 astatine noon. All are welcome!"
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Speaking to Fox News connected Friday, Moore said the ham sandwich inaugural — offered arsenic a effect to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's charges against Trump — goes further than enactment for the erstwhile president.
"I deliberation we person nary choice. At immoderate point, we've gotta unite down him due to the fact that of liberty," Moore said. "I deliberation our job, arsenic members of the House, is to really basal for your liberty, whether you hold with america oregon not."
On Friday, Rep. Barry Moore, R-Ala., gave distant ham sandwiches successful integrative bags with "Indict this!" written connected them, from the Longworth House Office Building. (Rep. Barry Moore/Twitter)
"I deliberation we person nary prime but to travel to his rescue astatine this point, not due to the fact that it whitethorn beryllium politically expedient for the president, but for the country," helium added.
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Speaking astir the effort connected Thursday, Moore told Gray Television he's looking to nonstop the connection that "Donald Trump has been a target."
Rep. Barry Moore, R-Ala., participates successful the House Judiciary Committee organizing gathering successful the Rayburn House Office Building connected Wednesday, February 1, 2023. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
"I was 1 of those conservatives that was indicted by the governmental system," Mosaid. "I've been connected the different broadside of that table. I cognize what it's similar to beryllium targeted for being blimpish and really lasting for the American people. I wanna invited the president to that club, unfortunately. We're gonna enactment him."
In 2014, Moore, according to AL.com, was "found not blameworthy connected charges of perjury and giving mendacious statements successful transportation to an probe into economical improvement projects involving then-Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard."
The nonstop charges of the indictment are inactive nether seal, but Trump lawyer Joe Tacopina said Thursday evening that Trump could look much than 30 counts adjacent week erstwhile he’s arraigned.
Bragg has been investigating Trump for hush wealth payments made starring up to the 2016 statesmanlike election. These see the $130,000 outgo made to big movie histrion Stormy Daniels and the $150,000 outgo made to erstwhile Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Prior to the Trump indictment, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had been investigating erstwhile President Donald Trump for alleged hush wealth payments to big movie histrion Stormy Daniels. (Shane Bevel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images/Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Fox News reported and revealed successful 2018 a bid of hush money payments made to some McDougal and Daniels, and the U.S. Attorney's Office successful the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission some investigated those payments.
Federal prosecutors successful the Southern District of New York opted retired of charging Trump related to the Daniels outgo successful 2019, adjacent arsenic Michael Cohen, a erstwhile Trump attorney, implicated him arsenic portion of a plea deal. The Federal Election Commission besides tossed its probe into the substance successful 2021.