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Mississippi’s governor is refuting Thursday’s conviction of former president Donald Trump.

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A New York jury found the 45th president guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records.

Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican and Trump-backed supporter, shared the following statement on Thursday afternoon.

“The lawless conviction of President Donald Trump only reflects the desperation of President Biden and the corrupt methods he will use to steal this election. I am confident that justice will prevail, and the people of America will not reward the leftwing wannabe dictators abusing our justice system in November.

Make America Great Again!”

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi and a Trump-backed supporter, shared the following statement:

“This prosecution has been an outrageous perversion of our system of justice. Unless reversed, it could set a disturbing precedent in which our courts are weaponized by one party against the other. Today is a dark day for the rule of law.”

Congressman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat and known Trump opponent, shared a New York Times social media post showing the former president with “TRUMP GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.”

U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, a Republican from Mississippi, shared the following statement:

“The verdict against President Trump is a travesty! This action moves us one step closer to becoming something less than a democracy. This political prosecution is a mockery of the American Constitution, and a miscarriage of justice. As a former district attorney and prosecutor, I am sickened by the lack of honesty, professionalism, and integrity by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Many reversible errors were committed during the trial, and the public’s faith in the judicial system has been shaken.”

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