Former Georgia senator on indictment recommendation: ‘I make no apologies for serving my state’

0
128

Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) spoke out on Friday following revelations that a Fulton County, Ga., grand jury recommended charges against her, saying she will “make no apologies” for speaking on behalf of former President Trump.

Instead, similarly to Trump, she painted the case as a political attack.

“Trying to jail your party’s leading political opponent ahead of 2024 is election interference,” Loeffler wrote in a statement shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Speaking out to defend election integrity is not.” Trump tried to prevent the release of the report, but failed. While only 19 people in the Georgia case were charged, charges were also recommended against a larger group of Trump’s supporters — almost 40. Loeffler was not charged despite a vote of 14-6 by the jury to recommend an indictment.

Jurors voted 14-6 to recommend an indictment against Loeffler, but ultimately she was not charged.

The report states that one member of the jury decided against charging Loeffler and Purdue because their statements, “while pandering to their political base, do not give rise to their being guilty of a criminal conspiracy.”

Trump slammed the release of the report, claiming it has “zero credibility.”

“The Georgia Grand Jury report has just been released. The Georgia Grand Jury report was just released. It has ZERO credibilty and badly taints Fani willis and this entire political Witch Hunt,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “Essentially, they wanted to indict anybody who happened to be breathing at the time.”

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.