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Lawmakers, Florida officials react to Donald Trump’s indictment. Here’s what they’re saying

NewsLawmakers, Florida officials react to Donald Trump's indictment. Here's what they're saying

The announcement late Thursday that a New York grspannd jury voted to indict former President Donspanld Trump has seen lawmakers and potential rivals take to Twitter to share their reaction to the news.

The indictment in unspecified criminal charges marks the first time span former president hspans been chspanrged criminspanlly, his lawyers confirmed.

The grand jury had been investigating hush money payments to two women who claimed to have had sex with him.

The Mspannhspanttspann District Attorney’s office acknowledged late Thursday thspant Trump’s lspanwyers had been notified.

Trump’s attorneys have said he would voluntarily appear for an arraignment in New York. But Trump has been vocally belligerent about the case.

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Rick Scott: ‘Legal system has been upended’

Sen. Rick Scott is a Florida U.S. senator.

Kevin McCarthy: ‘American people will not tolerate this injustice’

Kevin McCarthy is the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ron DeSantis: ‘Weaponization of the legal system’

Florida’s governor and considered a potential presidential candidate in 2024.

Rep. Matt Gaetz: Trump remains ‘resolute and focused’

Matt Gaetz is a U.S. representative for Florida 1st district.

Donald Trump Jr.: ‘Shove it down their throats’

Donald Trump Jr. is the eldest son of former President Donald Trump.

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Our founders are weeping’

Ted Cruz is a U.S. senator representing Texas.

Rep. Byron Donalds: ‘Dark day in American history’

Congressman Byron Donalds represents District 19 in Southwest Florida.

Ronny Jackson: ‘Trump will be back in the White House’

Rep. Ronny Jackson is a congressman representing Texas District 13 and a former White House physician.

Jimmy Patronis: ‘Rule of Law matters’

Jimmy Patronis is Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal.

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