New York State Republican Chair Ed Cox released the following statement following news of the indictment of former President Trump:
“I reiterate what I said two weeks ago when this news first leaked: this is miscarriage of justice, an outrageous violation of democratic norms and a travesty for our politics at home and reputation abroad.
“Both the Southern District of New York and Joe Biden’s Department of Justice declined to pursue this matter. This is a blatant political scheme by Alvin Bragg to make a name for himself and play to his liberal Manhattan base by smearing, tearing down and demeaning former President Trump.
“Alvin Bragg has already abdicated his basic responsibilities by releasing criminals back onto the streets to wreak havoc on New York’s citizens and minority communities in particular. He has brought further disgrace to his office with this political game.
“The great Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is turning over in his grave.”