The New York jury’s decisions in the sexual assault and defamation lawsuits brought against President Trump by E. Jean Carroll were declared null and void on Sunday by Senator J.D. Vance, who characterised the jurors as hailing from “extremely left-wing jurisdictions.”
Vance (R-Ohio), who was formerly a “Never Trumper,” now wholeheartedly supports the ex-president, who hails from New York City. A number of lawsuits involving Trump, including the one that ordered him to pay advice writer Carroll $83.3 million in damages, are expected to unfold this year as he campaigns for president in 2024.
Vance told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” that the legal proceedings against Trump are “trumped up” or prosecuted by the Biden administration, or that they are in extremely left-wing areas.
George, there are two ways to look at the through line in all of these examples. First of all, the money is coming from Donald Trump’s political opponents, and second of all, they aren’t trying to initiate a serious discussion about how to move the nation forward. He informed Stephanopoulos that Trump’s opponents realise they can’t win at the voting booth, so they’re focusing on legal challenges.
Stephanopoulos asked Vance if he thought a panel of New York City regular folks could reach a fair conclusion. George, I believe we should challenge that specific conclusion when left-wing funders fund the litigation and the cases are blatantly biassed.
This is in line with the president’s previous remarks, in which he slammed the decision on his website Truth Social.
“Totally absurd!” Both decisions are completely wrong, and I intend to challenge the entire Biden-directed witch hunt that has targeted the Republican Party and myself. The abuse of power inside our legal system has gotten out of hand. All rights to free speech have been curtailed. WOW, THIS IS SO NOT THE USA! It was written by Trump.
Vance argued that it was unjust to victims when asked about claims that justify Trump’s sanctions of behaviour like sexual assault and slander.
Despite Trump’s stated goal of restoring prosperity, Vance argued that it was unjust to suggest that sexual assault victims’ lives would worsen if they voted for Trump for president.
I believe the majority of Americans would agree that this is not the issue we wish to debate during the 2024 election. “Let’s argue about the basics,” Vance stated.