(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr.’s indictment of former President Donald Trump, while at the same time refusing to use Trump’s name during his speeches.
On Saturday during an event in Pennsylvania, DeSantis noted that the Manhattan District attorney’s “whole platform” from his time of running to now was to dismiss and downgrade felonies to misdemeanors. DeSantis added that Bragg had continuously worked to keep people, including habitual criminals, out of jail. He then proceeded to state that while that is his stance and he has refused to charge people with felonies, he has also turned around and pursued the indictment of the former President for “misdemeanor offenses” which he is trying to “convert into felonies.” DeSantis claimed that Bragg’s case was completely politically motivated.
DeSantis is one of the possible rivals that Trump will face in the Republican primary race. However, despite the speculations about him joining the presidential race, he has not yet made any announcements about his intentions and plans. In his comments during his speech, he did not mention Trump or Bragg outright, only calling them by their occupation and title, but most people believe that he was referring to the indictment filed against Trump on Thursday.
Regarding the incident, DeSantis has claimed that it was a clear example of the law being “weaponized for political purposes” by the left in their attempt to attack their “political opponents.”
During his speech at a different event in Long Island, New York, on Saturday, DeSantis made some similar remarks.
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