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May 30, 2024

Pressley’s Statement on Trump Guilty Verdict

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the unanimously guilty verdict issued in the Trump hush money trial.

“Despite the relentless efforts by the former occupant of the White House to undermine and delegitimize these fair and measured legal proceedings, today’s unanimously guilty verdict is an important step toward accountability.

“Make no mistake, Donald J. Trump is not a man persecuted because of his politics—he has been defrauding people, exacting harm, and evading legal accountability for decades. From discriminating against Black tenants to defrauding small businesses, to bribery, hush money schemes, election interference, and insurrection, this man has broken the law to advance his own interests at the expense of other people and to the detriment of our democracy.

“Accountability is welcome and long overdue. This man is undoubtedly unfit to serve in public office. The threat he poses to our nation and our democracy cannot be overstated.”