Florida. Ron DeSantis The indictment of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. criticized former President Donald Trump, while avoiding using Trump’s name in his speeches.
“Now you have this Manhattan district attorney who has made his whole platform since his election is that he will reduce as many felonies as possible to misdemeanours,” DeSantis said during an event in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
DeSantis added, “He was going to keep as many people out of jail, even habitual criminals as possible. And he was going to shine light on all of those things as part of criminal justice reform.” “So, that’s his position. He doesn’t want to accuse people of felonies. So now he’s turning around for purely political purposes and charging a former president with misdemeanors that they’re trying to turn into felonies.”
DeSantis, a potential rival to Trump republican primary, He was apparently hinting at Bragg’s successful indictment against Trump last week, though the Florida governor declined to name either.
DeSantis said the indictment was an example of the law being “weaponized for political purposes” by the left, who use it to “target their political opponents.”
“I can tell you this: these [billionaire George] As a threat to society, she continued, DeSantis, backed by Soros, is a threat to the rule of law. And I’m just proud to say that when we had one of those days in Tampa he said he wouldn’t force some of the laws duly elected, duly enacted in Florida, we didn’t let that stand. I removed him from his position and he walked out.”
DeSantis struck a similar tone during a different speech in Long Island, N.Y., on Saturday, again Defending Trump without using his name.
“The whole thing is he doesn’t want people to be in prison, he wants to downgrade felonies to misdemeanors… Bragg,” DeSantis said, according to the New York Post.
Trump is scheduled to appear in court in the case, which centers on alleged “silent money” payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, on Tuesday in New York.
DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.