Congressional delegation offers muted reaction to Trump indictment


Members of the state’s Congressional Delegation called for the legal process to play out in the indictment of former President Donald Trump by the City of New York District Attorney.

The trio of Democratic legislators asked residents to let the legal process play out and read the indictment when it is released. 

Republicans have claimed the charges from the DA’s office over the alleged use of payments from campaign funds to adult film star Stormy Daniels are politically motivated.

The Delaware Republican Party had no immediate response. The state GOP has been focusing on a proposed plan  calling on electric vehicles to account for 80% of sales by 2035, with hybrids making up the remainder. 

The Biden Administration has not commented on the indictment. News media are expected to ask the President for a response as he tours tornado-ravaged Mississippi.


Biden will return to Delaware Friday night from Mississippi for one of his regular weekend visits to the family home near Greenville. 

It has been widely reported that Trump will travel to New York next week to undergo the booking and charging process. 

Delegation comments

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester – “It’s now time for the facts and the law to take their course. One of the things that makes America truly great is the rule of law – no one is above it.”

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons –  “Today’s developments are a reminder that no one—even a former president—is above the law. Before commenting further, I will read District Attorney Bragg’s indictment upon its release and review the case, and I encourage everyone to do the same.
 I hope that my friends and colleagues across the political spectrum remember that every American is entitled to the presumption of innocence, and that they also respect whatever result our justice system ultimately produces.”

US Sen. Tom Carper – “No one is above the law—not even a sitting president or a former president—but our justice system provides everyone the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial. As we learn more about the grand jury indictment of Donald Trump next week and in the weeks to come, I urge all Americans to respect those foundational principles of our justice system, and focus on the facts of this case.”