Trump took center stage in Ohio and pre-announced that his reelection campaign will begin on November 15. This calculated move was meant as a preemptive strike against the politicized prosecutors. Democrats are “persecuting their political opponents and silencing dissent,” Trump declared to the immense Ohio crowd. “Six straight years of witch-hunts, hoaxes and abuses” against him, as “they are coming after me because I am fighting for you,” Trump added. He continued by referring to Democrats’ persecution of him and his supporters as a “Complete and total corruption of our Justice Department and the rule of law. Turning our country into a police state.”
Trump was right to call attention to this issue, particularly in light of how True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht spent a week in jail after her efforts to restore election integrity. Ambushed by lawfare and an ex parte injunction issued without giving her an initial opportunity to oppose it, she was locked up for protecting a source against retaliation. This unmerited imprisonment was more than a mere inconvenience. She was stripped of her dignity, forced to let prison guards watch her shower and change, and subjected to treatment that no innocent person should have to endure. Trump admired Engelbrecht in Ohio, appalled by her imprisonment. The Fifth Circuit freed her with a unanimous emergency order.
Ted Cruz warned the Justice Department against attempting to prosecute Trump. He said that, “If Biden treats the Department of Justice as partisan stormtroopers, then Congress is justified in using whatever tools Congress has to stop that abuse of power” including defunding it. Sen. Cruz knows what he’s talking about. The Supreme Court shockingly allows a runaway county prosecution to interrogate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) under oath before an unprecedented grand jury in Atlanta. Apparently the Justices fail to recognize that liberals’ politicized persecutions are a form of voter suppression, which Democrats claim to oppose. Dems’ weaponized prosecutions are a voter suppression far worse than anything that they accuse Republicans of doing. Threatening to indict political candidates, such as Trump, interferes with the people’s right to elect their preferred candidate.