THE GUARDIAN – A second US civil war is “going to happen” if state and federal authorities continue to prosecute Donald Trump, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin said.
“Those who are conducting this travesty and creating this two-tier system of justice, I want to ask them what the heck, do you do want us to be in civil war? Because that’s what’s going to happen,” Palin told Newsmax on Thursday night.
“We’re not going to keep putting up with this.”
Palin was speaking to the rightwing network as Trump surrendered at a jail in Fulton county, Georgia, and a historic mugshot was released.
Wearing a blue suit, white shirt and red tie, the former president scowled into the camera. Authorities have warned of potential violence from his supporters.
“We do need to rise up and take our country back.” – SARAH PALIN, AUG 24, 2023
Trump faces 13 racketeering and conspiracy charges in Georgia, related to his attempt to overturn his defeat there by Joe Biden in 2020. Eighteen allies, including the former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, are charged with him.
In total, Trump, 77, faces 91 criminal charges under four indictments, for state and federal election subversion, retention of classified records and hush-money payments to a porn star. He faces a civil trial over defamation arising from an allegation of rape, for which he was found liable. He faces investigations of his business affairs.
The former president denies all wrongdoing, claiming political persecution. Dominating national and key-state polling for the next Republican presidential nomination, he felt able to skip the first debate in Milwaukee this week.
Academics have long warned of the potential for Trump to stoke violence worse than the attack on Congress on 6 January 2021, when supporters he told to “fight like hell” to stop certification of Biden’s victory stormed the Capitol building.
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