Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) has stated that former President Donald Trump deservs a fair trial after he was indicted on 37 charges related to the Mar-a-Lago raid in August. Additionally, Rep. Moskowitz vowed he would "wait to hear all the facts."
He further reiterated this notion and stressed the indictment came from a Miami grand jury in an interview with West Palm Beach News (WPTV5), where he said "A former president facing federal charges is a sad day for this country. These serious charges were made by a grand jury, not the Biden admin."
Despite the difference in who made the indictment, Rep. Moskowitz suggested House Republicans "are already seeking to weaponize & politicize the House response."
A former president facing federal charges is a sad day for this country. These serious charges were made by a grand jury, not the Biden admin. I intend to wait for the facts, unlike some of my GOP colleagues who are already seeking to weaponize & politicize the House response. pic.twitter.com/33BvyvpLfl
— Congressman Jared Moskowitz (@RepMoskowitz) June 9, 2023
While he found a meme shared by actor Chris Evans calling Trump guilty amusing, Moskowitz told WPTV5, "I don't take any glee in seeing in seeing a President of the United States indicted now for the second time."
"It's a sad day for the country," Moskowitz continued, "obviously I want to wait and see what the facts are and hear from the prosecutor, which I think we're going to hear next week."
He noted because Republicans control the House, despite being "in total disarray," the response will be fierce and have "serious repercussions for the country."
"We're going to see some sort of response in Congress. Republicans have control of the House, even though they're in total disarray at the moment; but I expect them to weaponize this. And so this has serious repercussions for the country. It's just a very sad circumstance of events," said Moskowitz.
Finally, while he does not suggest Trump is guilty of the charges, Moskowitz stated, "No one is above the law. And when you break the law, no matter who you are, you have to be held accountable."
Special counsel Jack Smith, who filed the indictment, said, "We have one set of laws in this country, and they apply to everyone."