GOP presidential candidate Will Hurd was booed Republicans in Iowa after he said Donald Trump, who is facing several criminal indictments, is running for president to “stay out of prison”.
“One of the things we need in our elected leaders: To tell the truth, even if it’s not popular,” Hurd told the Trump-friendly audience at the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner on Friday. “Donald Trump is not running for president to make American great again. Donald Trump is not even running to represent the people that voted for him in 2016 and in 2020. Donald Trump is running for president to stay out of prison.”
The audience erupted into boos after Hurd’s comments.
“I know, I know. Listen, I know the truth–the truth is hard,” Hurd said. “But if we elect Donald Trump, we are willingly giving [President] Joe Biden four more years in the White House and America can’t handle that.”
Hurd’s remarks came one day after Special Counsel Jack Smith unveiled a superseding indictment accusing the Trump of of trying to delete security camera footage sought by investigators probing his alleged mishandling of classified documents. Trump was also accused of possessing a classified military document that he shared with people lacking security clearances.
The current GOP frontrunner was also hit with two new obstruction of justice charges related to the alleged attempt to delete the security camera video and a new charge under the Espionage Act over the classified military document.