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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called the charges against former US President Donald Trump “un-American” and said that his state will not approve Trump’s extradition to New York. DeSantis believes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is using his position to settle political scores. The governor’s comments have angered Trump, who erupted in anger on Truth Social. However, DeSantis does not have sufficient authority to prevent New York authorities from gaining access to Trump, as the US Extradition Act requires the governor of each state to extradite fugitives upon the lawful request of another state.
Florida will not extradite Trump at the request of New York: DeSantis made a categorical statement
On March 30, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the charges brought against the 45th US President Donald Trump in Manhattan “un-American.” And he added that his state would not approve Trump’s extradition to the New York authorities, according to the New York Post.
DeSantis believes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg used his position to settle political scores.
“Using the legal system to promote one’s political beliefs turns the rule of law on its head. It’s not American,” he wrote. DeSantis on Twitter.
“The Soros-backed District Attorney of Manhattan constantly twisted the law. He mitigated grave crimes and justified criminal offenses. However, now he breaks the law to attack a political opponent. Florida will not cooperate with the extradition request. Especially given the dubious circumstances surrounding the Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda,” DeSantis said.
On the subject: Jury in New York filed criminal charges against Trump
DeSantis does not have sufficient authority to prevent New York authorities from gaining access to Trump
The US Extradition Act requires that “the governor of each state shall extradite fugitives found in their state upon the lawful request of another state.”
Despite the fact that DeSantis now sided with Trump, before that he did not support him. Perhaps because now these two politicians are fighting for the presidential nomination from the Republican Party.
A week earlier, DeSantis was scathing about the Trump case and said he would not interfere in the upcoming trial, despite disagreeing with Bragg’s actions.
“I don’t know what is included in the concept of “paying money for silence” to a porn star about some kind of affair. I just can’t talk about it,” DeSantis said. “But I can say that there is a prosecutor who ignores the crimes that occur every day in his jurisdiction. In doing so, he decides to delve into the past of his opponents. This is an example of the use of official position for the pursuit of political goals.”
“I have to spend my time on issues that really matter to people. And I can’t waste it worrying about this kind of thing. Therefore, we are not going to take any part in this. I fight for the people of Florida and I fight back against Biden, ”the Florida governor added at the time.
The comments angered Trump, who erupted in anger in a post on Truth Social.
“Ron DeSanktimonius will probably find out about the false accusations and fake stories sometime in the future. When he gets older, wiser and more famous. Or when he is unfairly and unlawfully attacked by a woman…,” Trump tweeted. “I’m sure he’ll want to fight these rascals just like me!”
On March 30, a grand jury in New York voted to bring criminal charges against Trump. This is the first time in US history that a president (incumbent or resigned) has faced criminal charges.
Trump maintains his innocence.
“This is political persecution. And election interference at the highest level in history,” reads the Trump’s statement.
The 76-year-old Republican is expected to turn himself in to law enforcement next week, his lawyers said.
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