By Kip Hill and Orion Donovan - Smith | The Spokesman-Review 

Former President Donald Trump’s indictment Thursday by a New York City grand jury prompted an immediate and divided response from the nation’s lawmakers.

Republicans largely echoed the statements of the former president that he is being targeted by political opponents as he seeks another term in office in 2024.


“From day one, the Manhattan District Attorney has been driven not by genuine evidence of wrongdoing, but by political motivations,” Rep. Russ Fulcher, a Republican who represents North Idaho, wrote on Twitter. “Today’s actions have caused irreversible harm to the rule of law, and will further inflame the divisions in our country.”

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