CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Today, Ron DeSantis reacted to former President Donald Trump’s fourth indictment during a press conference in New Hampshire.
“I haven’t had a chance to read it all. But I will tell you, Atlanta has huge problems with crime right now,” DeSantis said. “I think there have been criminals that have been let out that shouldn’t have been let out.”
An inordinate amount of resources, according to DeSantis, are being used to attempt to shoehorn Trump’s contest over the 2020 election into a RICO statute. But DeSantis says RICO laws were designed to go after organized crime, not political activity.
“I think it’s an example of this criminalization of politics,” DeSantis exclaimed. “I don’t think that this is something that is good for the country, but I think a lot of Republican voters are looking at some of the things that have happened – whether it’s the Department of Justice, whether it is some of the things that have happened locally – and I think the question is: Okay, what are we going to do about it?”
DeSantis reaffirmed that he would end the weaponization of federal agencies such as the DOJ and FBI.
“We’ll have a new director, we will have new leadership in the DOJ,” DeSantis said. “We’re going to make sure that there’s a single standard of justice in this country.”
In terms of local DA’s, DeSantis said he’s already suspended two of them in Florida for failing to follow their duties and responsibilities.
“As President, we will lean in against some of these local prosecutors if they are not following the law or if they are abandoning their duty to enforce the law evenly,” DeSantis told reporters. “We need to have confidence in our justice system again… we need major major accountability.”