Trump Gag Order Lifted, Politicians React

Trump Gag Order Lifted, Politicians React

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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November 17, 2023

After an appeal by former President Donald Trump’s (R) legal team, the gag order placed upon him by New York Judge Arthur Engoron has been temporarily lifted.

On Truth Social, President Trump immediately went on a tirade against the judge and the original decision to place the gag order in the first place.

“Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!). His ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,” said Trump. “They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me.”

The former president would maintain his innocence later on, saying, “I have done NOTHING WRONG, my numbers were low, not high, I have a COMPLETE DISCLAIMER CLAUSE, their Star Witness admitted he lied and made up this Fake case against me, and the Attorney General used a ‘Get Trump’ platform in order to run for A.G. & Governor (she failed!). This wicked attack on Democracy must be ended, NOW!”

The news came with a lot of reactions from politicians and pundits around the country. Many felt that the gag order was unconstitutional to begin with.

Representative and chair of the House Republican Conference Elise Stefanik (R-NY) declared “victory” after the news broke.

“I am pleased to see that after my ethics complaint to the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron, an appellate court has lifted the unconstitutional gag order against President Trump,” said Rep. Stefanik. “We must fight to protect all defendants’ First Amendment and due-process rights. This is so much bigger than President Trump.”

Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) kept it brief.

“President Trump is NOT below the law. Liberty and justice for all!!” said Rep. Donalds.

Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took it a step further, calling for every gag order placed on the former president to be overturned.

“Every gag order against Trump needs to be COMPLETELY OVERTURNED. The CORRUPT establishment FEARS HIM so much they are terrified to even let him speak! He has the RIGHT to speak out against these injustices. ERASE THE GAG ORDERS - DROP ALL CHARGES - END THE ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!” said Rep. Jackson.

This is a developing story.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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