It’s not enough that a Republican-forced government shutdown will almost surely come back to bite the GOP in the butt next year. Now former President Donald Trump has proposed a way to supersize their political pain by explicitly tying Republican support for funding the government to defunding the federal prosecutors who have secured indictments against him.
“Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized Government,” Trump posted Wednesday on his Truth Social media platform, alluding to the “very important” Sept. 30 deadline when government coffers will run dry. “This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots,” Trump added, urging congressional Republicans to use “the power of the purse and defend the Country!”
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