Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reacted to the news that former President Donald Trump could soon face new charges by attacking the special counsel in charge of the investigation.

in a tweetGreene called special counsel Jack Smith, whose office he previously vowed to defund, “a weak little bastard for the Democrats.”

His message followed a above statement by Trump posted on Truth Social in which he said he had received a letter from Smith informing him of a Justice Department investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that also allegedly caused the January 6, 2021 riots in the US Capitol

Trump said he received the letter on Sunday, adding that it told him he had four days to appear before a grand jury investigating the case. According to the former president, a message of this type “almost always means an arrest and an indictment.”

Jack Smith and Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (right) attacked special counsel Jack Smith (left) on social media after former President Donald Trump said he thinks Smith will impeach him.
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A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on Trump’s post when contacted by news week Tuesday morning.

“Jack Smith is a lousy lawyer. His career is full of mistrials, mistrials, and court reproaches. He only attacks Republicans because he’s a weak little bastard for Democrats,” Greene tweeted, weeks after calling the Colorado representative. , Lauren. Boebert a “little b****” on the Chamber floor.

Greene attacked Smith again in another tweet, writing: “Jack Smith has weaponized the federal government against President Trump in a complete lie about January 6 to cover up the crimes of Joe and Hunter Biden and their entire crime family. The Democrats want to arrest every single one of their opponents politicians. It’s hard to recognize our country more.”

news week reached out to Greene by email for comment.

Many members of the Republican Party have expressed their support for Trump following his statement. However, Nikki Haley, a former United Nations ambassador under Trump who is running against him for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said the possible investigation, which has not been confirmed by Smith’s office, is an example of why not should be the 2024 presidential candidate. republican candidate.

Speaking to Fox News, Haley said the primary election “will continue to be a bigger and bigger distraction” because of Trump.

“We cannot continue dealing with this drama. We can’t keep dealing with negativity. We can’t keep dealing with all this,” she said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also seeking the 2024 Republican nomination, was asked during a campaign stop Tuesday about Trump’s claims regarding a letter from Smith, the washington post informed.

DeSantis reportedly said the former president “should have spoken out more strongly” against the riots on Capitol Hill, but indicated that Trump should not face criminal charges for his actions on January 6.

Trump has already been charged in the 37-count investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home last summer, making Trump the first former president to face federal criminal charges. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and maintains his innocence.

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