Mitt Romney's 'political malpractice' allegations against Alvin Bragg over Trump hush money charges leave Internet divided

Mitt Romney's 'political malpractice' allegations against Alvin Bragg over Trump hush money charges leave Internet divided
Mitt Romney slammed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for prosecuting Donald Trump in criminal hush money case (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: US Sen Mitt Romney sided with former President Donald Trump and slammed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for pursuing charges against him, reported Fox News.

According to the publication, the stance of the Utah Republican came as a slight surprise for many, as he had often aligned with more moderate conference members of the GOP and had previously spoken up against the party's presumptive 2024 on multiple occasions.

Mitt Romney's statement after conviction of Donald Trump

Romey reportedly issued a statement criticizing DA Bragg and Democrats two days after Trump was convicted in the NY criminal hush money trial, on Saturday, June 1.

"Bragg should have settled the case against Trump, as would have been the normal procedure. But he made a political decision," he told his biographer McKay Coppins, a writer at the Atlantic.

"Bragg may have won the battle, for now, but he may have lost the political war. Democrats think they can put out the Trump fire with oxygen. It's political malpractice," he added.



 

Trump was unanimously found guilty by a panel of 12 New York jury members on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records on Thursday, May 30. The jury reached their decision after more than nine hours of deliberation, according to NBC News.

The conviction marked a historic moment for the United States as it became the first time that a former President was held accountable for a crime. The penalties faced by Trump include fines and up to 4 years in prison. The presumptive GOP nominee is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, four days ahead of the Republican National Convention, which he is then expected to appeal.

Internet appears surprised by Romney's stance

"WOW !?? ROMNEY!???" exclaimed a user over the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) reacting to the Senator's statement.



 

"Now that’s saying something when even Mitt says this," noted another.



 

"Wow, that’s a lot coming from a never-Trumper. He’s just afraid this will help Trump get back to the White House," noted another.



 

"So Romney is back being MAGA?" inquired a fourth user.



 

"It's rare to wake up for a while," jibed a fifth.



 

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