Tom Cotton Blasts Manhattan Prosecution: ‘There’s No Question Donald Trump Should Win On Appeal’
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, in Hart Building on Monday, April 4, 2022.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) defended former President Donald Trump over the weekend after a Manhattan jury convicted him on numerous felony counts last week in what many have said was a politically-motivated prosecution.

Cotton made the remarks during a Sunday interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” with guest host Peter Alexander.

“I disagree with the jury’s verdict here,” Cotton said. “A jury can only act within the constraints that a judge puts on it, and this case was rigged from the very beginning. You had Alvin Bragg, who campaigned on getting Donald Trump. You had the judge, who’s a literal Biden donor, and at every turn he ruled in favor of the prosecution. But as Donald Trump said, the real verdict is going to come on Election Day, and it’s going to come from the American people.”

Cotton noted that the judge “introduced evidence that was highly, highly inflammatory and prejudicial” and “didn’t allow President Trump to put on certain evidence and witnesses.”

“He never even insisted the prosecution reveal the alleged underlying crime for which Donald Trump supposedly covered up in – in bookkeeping entries,” he noted. “At every turn the judge put his finger on the scales, practically forcing the jury to find – to reach this outcome.”

He said that the American people’s verdict would be based on things like not being able to pay their rent or put food on the table for their kids.

“The border is chaos. We’ve got war all around the world,” he said. “The reason why you have this weaponization of the legal system is because Joe Biden can’t defend his weak, failed record, and that they – the American people see through it and they remember that Donald Trump brought peace and prosperity to this country.”

He later called Trump “an innocent man who did nothing wrong” and said that “there’s no question Donald Trump should win on appeal.”


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