Sen. Tuberville Calls Trump’s Conviction A ‘Very Dark Day,’ Accuses Judge And DA Of Bias

Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville strongly condemned former President Donald Trump’s felony conviction in New York on Thursday, calling it a “very dark day in American history” and accusing the judge and district attorney of bias.

“This ‘trial’ was a political witch hunt from the start,” Tuberville said in a statement obtained by Newsmax. “The fact that the Biden campaign staged a press conference outside the court tells you everything you need to know.”

Tuberville claimed that “liberal activist” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and “Biden-donor Judge” Juan Merchan had a shared goal of putting Trump behind bars. He criticized various aspects of the trial, including the “lopsided jury,” a gag order that allegedly silenced only Trump, the prosecution’s failure to outline alleged underlying crimes, and the lack of a unanimous verdict required for conviction.

“This trial was a complete joke and a massive misuse of taxpayer dollars,” Tuberville said.

The senator, who attended court proceedings earlier this month to show support for Trump, called the trial “pure election interference” intended to prevent Trump from defeating President Joe Biden in November’s election.

“The American people will see through it,” Tuberville said. “We can’t have a two-tier justice system. If we don’t return to our Constitution, which guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to free speech and the right to a fair trial by an impartial jury, we are no better than Venezuela or Communist China.”

Trump became the first former U.S. president to be convicted of felony crimes when a New York jury found him guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover a $130,000 payment made by his former attorney Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels.