Senate GOP leaders won’t follow Johnson to Trump’s Manhattan trial

Senate GOP leaders won’t follow Johnson to Trump’s Manhattan trial


The Senate’s top Republicans have no plans to visit former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York following an appearance by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).

A spate of Republicans, from vice presidential hopefuls to rank-and-file lawmakers, have traveled to the Manhattan courthouse to accuse the judge and prosecutors of political bias. Trump faces 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up an alleged affair. 

But the appearance by Johnson has raised the question of whether the Senate’s GOP leadership will do the same. On Tuesday, the speaker gathered reporters to lay into Michael Cohen, the ex-Trump lawyer testifying against his former boss, and declare the former president innocent of the charges.

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