BOSTON — A rally is set to take place in Boston today, demanding accountability as a grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump.
A New York grand jury on Thursday is investigating the circumstances surrounding a “hush money” payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016 has voted to indict Donald Trump, making him the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges.
Donald Trump called the indictment, “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history.”
On Friday, at 12 p.m., people are expected to gather at the steps in front of the state house in Boston holding signs that say not above the law.
After news broke about former President Trump, a group demanding accountability organized the rally. At today’s event, they are expected to express their support for the justice system. Congressman Seth Moulton said it was a sad day for America, but the justice system needs to do its work.
“This is not unusual for people to get prosecuted for these things it’s just unusual that a former president would pay off a porn star. No matter what side of this you’re on, you should take a somber approach to it and realize we need to let the American justice system do its job as it would for anybody whose indicted,” Moulton said.
Massachusetts lawmakers are reacting to the news, and Congresswoman Katerine Clark responded to Thursday’s indictment against Trump and said “no one is above the law - including a former President of the United States.”
The state’s Republican party issued a statement after the indictment, saying Manhattan District Attorney Bragg appears to be abusing his office for political gain with the prosecution of these charges against a presidential candidate. “I would urge the DA to focus more on the safety of new yorkers than on further polarizing our already divided political environment,” the Mass GOP said.
People rallying State House are asking that Trump turn himself in.
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