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Local politicians’ responses to Trump’s verdict were criticized or praised along party lines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (CVILLE NOW) – Local politicians’ reactions to former President Donald Trump’s guilty verdict are, as expected, partisan. The two Republican candidates for the Republican Congressional seat in the 5th District tightened proceedings, while Virginia’s two Democratic U.S. senators praised the work of the court in New York City.

Incumbent 5th District Congressman Bob Good states on X that this is “the most prominent miscarriage of justice in modern American history.” Challenger John McGuire argues that “this kangaroo field looks like something from the Third World.”
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who is running for re-election, says through his campaign that “the ruling is proof that no one in this country is above the law.” And senior U.S. Senator Mark Warner says on X: “Every American deserves their day in court. Former President Trump got his.”

Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin states: “The American people see this for what it is: a politically motivated persecution orchestrated by those who want to ‘get’ President Trump.”

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