House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ( R-Calif.) said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden is weaponizing the government to go after his number one opponent after Donald Trump revealed that he was notified he is a target in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s January 6 investigation.
“Well, I guess under a Biden administration by America, you’d expect this. If you notice recently, President Trump went up in the polls and was actually surpassing President Biden for reelection. So what do they do now? Weaponize government to go after their number one opponent. It’s time and time again,” McCarthy told CNN Tuesday.
“I think the American public is tired of this. They want to have equal justice, and the idea that they utilize this to go after those who politically disagree with them is wrong,” he added.
Trump revealed on his Truth Social site he was notified that he is a target of an investigation by the special counsel looking into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
“Deranged Jack Smith, the prosecutor with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent a letter (again it was Sunday night!) stating that I am a TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation, and giving me a very short 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an arrest and indictment,” Trump wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
Trump called the letter “HORRIFYING NEWS for our Country,” and said that it means he will be indicted for a third time. Its not clear what charges will be brought against the former president.