August 15, 2023

ACS Statement in Response to Fulton County, Georgia Indictment of Former President Trump and 18 Others

Nancy Rodriguez,

Washington, DC – The Georgia Fulton County District Attorney has indicted former President Trump and 18 others on a combined 41 charges related to their attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, including charges for racketeering, conspiracy to commit forgery and filing false documents, and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer. In response to the indictment, the American Constitution Society released the following statement:

“The indictment of former President Trump and 18 others by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is another critical step in ensuring accountability for the attempted subversion of the 2020 presidential election and in preserving the rule of law in this country,” said ACS President Russ Feingold. “We applaud the fact-driven and thorough investigations that have been conducted and those that may still be underway by federal, state, and local officials into the efforts to subvert the 2020 presidential election. The combination of federal, state, and local indictments that have already been filed, including against the former president, underscore just how multifaceted and widespread the effort was in 2020 to overthrow our democracy. These investigations and resulting indictments are not about party or politics; they are about preserving the rule of law and the security of our elections, both past and future. In our democracy, the rule of law must yield to no person, no matter their title or position.”


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