Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of several high-profile Republicans who have stayed mum on the indictment of Donald Trump, reports The New York Times.
Other GOP figures who have remained silent include Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
Many other Republicans rushed to criticize a New York grand jury’s decision to indict Trump, who on Thursday became the first U.S. president to be charged with a crime, the culmination of a political rise defined by unprecedented scandal.
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