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‘Ridiculous’: Senator Blasts Fellow Republicans For Attending Trump’s Trial

“Are there other things to do in this town than watch a stupid trial for pornography?” Lisa Murkowski, Alaska GOP Senator, asked the question on Tuesday.

 Do we have anything to do about here besides watch a ridiculous porn trial? Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked on Tuesday. Do we have anything to do about these besides watch a ridiculous porn trial? Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked on Tuesday. 

“Are there other things to do in this town than watch a stupid trial for pornography?” Lisa Murkowski, Alaska GOP Senator, asked the question on Tuesday.

 

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He can’t talk, so we can go up there and talk for him.”. “Kind of depressing to be up there in a courtroom,” Tuberville added.. Trump is restricted in what he can say about witnesses and jurors in the case, but that hasn’t stopped the presumptive 2024 GOP nominee’s allies from echoing his attacks against New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan and his family.. More Republican senators could join Trump in the coming days, including potentially Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), another vice presidential contender, and freshman Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), who indicated he is interested in making an appearance.. Advertisement. “It’s a Soviet-style show trial,” Schmitt said Tuesday, claiming that the proceedings are the real “threat to American democracy” because Trump is a candidate for president.. Trump was indicted in New York for allegedly falsifying business records relating to payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Last week, Daniels recounted her alleged 2006 tryst with Trump and how she was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about it.. Republicans have railed against the charges, even going so far as to dismiss the underlying facts of the case ― that it centers on payments made to a porn star.. “There’s nothing new under the sun,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said. “Why are we relitigating something the American people have already litigated?. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), meanwhile, poked fun at the entourage’s matching attire on Tuesday: Trump’s visitors wore dark navy suits with white shirts and red ties, an ensemble that Trump often wears himself.. Advertisement. “If I go to New York, I’ll make sure I wear a white shirt and a red tie,” Romney quipped on Tuesday.. Gov. Burgum calls hush money trial a “sham trial” and a “scam trial.” pic.twitter.com/2e5Ik4oS8i. — Emmanuel Touhey (@EmmanuelTouhey) May 14, 2024. Our 2024 Coverage Needs You. It’s Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your Help. 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