House GOP Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., slammed Rep. Nancy Pelosi arsenic a "radical authoritarian" for suggesting erstwhile President Trump volition request to "prove his innocence" pursuing his indictment.
A expansive assemblage indicted the erstwhile president Thursday pursuing Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's probe into alleged hush wealth payments made starring up to the 2016 statesmanlike election.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the expansive jury successful a connection Thursday, saying, "No 1 is supra the law, and everyone has the close to a proceedings to beryllium innocence. Hopefully, the erstwhile president volition peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right."
Rep. Elise Stefanik, left, said Friday that Pelosi's remark that Trump indispensable "prove his innocence" should beryllium "condemned by all." (Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images/Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Stefanik fired backmost successful a connection Friday, saying that "guilty until proven guiltless is not however it works successful America."
"Although extremist authoritarian Nancy Pelosi nary longer holds her speaker’s gavel, she is inactive considered a person successful the House Democrat Caucus," Stefanik said.
"Her comments connected the unprecedented and corrupt indictment of erstwhile President Trump are profoundly offensive, unAmerican, and wholly antagonistic to the American principles of adjacent justness nether the instrumentality and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. These comments indispensable beryllium condemned by all."
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, besides criticized Pelosi, D-Calif., for her presumption of however the instrumentality works.
"Nancy Pelosi says President Trump has to ‘prove his innocence.’ That’s not however it works successful this country. But that’s however Democrats think. And it’s scary," Jordan tweeted.
Bragg has been investigating a $130,000 outgo made to big movie histrion Stormy Daniels and a $150,000 outgo made to erstwhile Playboy exemplary Karen McDougal.
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Federal prosecutors successful the Southern District of New York opted against charging Trump related to the Stormy Daniels outgo successful 2019, and the Federal Election Commission besides tossed its probe into the substance successful 2021.
Donald Trump is the archetypal erstwhile president to beryllium indicted connected transgression charges. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
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Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing with respect to payments made to Daniels and McDougal and has repeatedly said the payments were "not a run violation," but a "simple backstage transaction."
Trump is expected to beryllium arraigned successful tribunal Tuesday, a instrumentality enforcement source has told Fox News.
Brianna Herlihy is simply a authorities writer for Fox News Digital.