Biden campaign: Trump verdict shows ‘no one above law’; GOP speaker: ‘A shameful day in US history’

Former US president Donald Trump walks to make comments to members of the media after being found guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree at Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)
Former US president Donald Trump walks to make comments to members of the media after being found guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree at Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

Donald Trump’s conviction by a New York court shows that “no one is above the law”, his election rival President Joe Biden’s campaign says.

“In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law,” Biden-Harris campaign communications director Michael Tyler says in a statement.

“But today’s verdict does not change the fact that the American people face a simple reality. There is still only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box.”

Republican US House Speaker Mike Johnson describes Trump’s conviction on all charges in his hush money case Thursday as “shameful.”

“Today is a shameful day in American history. Democrats cheered as they convicted the leader of the opposing party on ridiculous charges, predicated on the testimony of a disbarred, convicted felon. This was a purely political exercise, not a legal one,” he says in a statement.

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