Republicans Argue Criminal Charges Should Not Disqualify Trump from Presidential Race

( – Republican commentators argue that criminal charges against former President Donald Trump should not disqualify him from the Presidential Campaign 2024, NBC reported.

Trump had been under criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over hush money payments to former adult film star Stormy Daniels, until he was officially indicted on March 30.

Additionally, Trump has been under investigation for the role of his social media and other inciting statements that he made during the events of January 6, 2021, when a rabble of political protesters broke into Congress and attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election results.

While NBC wrote that 54% of the Americans polled believed that criminal charges should disqualify Trump, 75% of those Republicans polled disagreed. A poll by The Hill stated that 57% of Americans surveyed by their poll believed criminal charges should be disqualifying for a re-election bid. A poll by Quinnipiac University stated that Trump’s unchanged popularity poll lead versus his possible disqualification sent “mixed signals.”

However, 88% of polled Democrats believed that criminal charges should be disqualifying, NBC reported. Likewise, according to the NBC poll, at least 73% of the Republicans surveyed believed that Trump had a “positive” impact on the Republican party.

Another NBC poll showed that there is “wide support” among surveyed groups of Americans for the criminal investigation into Trump, NBC’s The ReidOut blog wrote. Media commentator Ja’han Jones wrote in TheReidOut blog that, in his view, Trump was deserving of criminal investigation, not only for the current allegations but also for his recent behavior on Truth Social. Trump posted commentary on the Manhattan District Attorney and the impending investigation that was seen by analysts as inflammatory and violent. Trump has also stated in a Truth social media post that he anticipated being arrested the week of March 21.

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