House Speaker Leads Charge for Supreme Court to Revisit Ex-Prez Guilty Verdict

House Speaker Mike Johnson and Former President Donald Trump
House Speaker Mike Johnson and Former President Donald Trump

United States: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) implored the US Supreme Court to intervene and nullify the conviction of former President Trump in his New York hush money litigation.

Why it matters: This instance starkly epitomizes the fervor among Republicans, who are incensed by the jury’s conclusion and are demanding intervention to safeguard the former president.

Trump’s defense team has declared their intention to appeal, although they must first navigate the New York appellate courts before potentially reaching the US Supreme Court.

What he’s saying: “There are numerous developments on the horizon, yet I firmly believe the Supreme Court ought to intervene; this situation is utterly without precedent,” Johnson stated on Friday during an appearance on Fox and Friends.

“I am acquainted with several Justices personally, and I believe they share our profound concerns. Thus, I anticipate they will rectify this,” the Louisiana Republican continued.

House Speaker Mike Johnson | Credits: The New York Times

However, Johnson was quoted saying, “It will require time… this verdict will undoubtedly be overturned, there’s no doubt about it, but it will take some time.”

Zoom in: Johnson’s comments emerge as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito faces criticism from numerous Democratic legislators due to controversies involving right-wing symbols displayed at his residences.

Numerous Democrats have urged Alito to disqualify himself from cases related to January 6, a measure he has refused.

Former President of the US – Donald Trump | Credits: AP

Zoom out: Trump’s supporters are already strategizing retaliation, with a potential Trump attorney general nominee indicating to Axios’ Zach Basu and Sophia Cai that Republican prosecutors should pursue legal action against Democrats in retaliation.