The precedent has been set, and Democrats will soon have massive regrets.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's indictment of former President Donald Trump is backfiring in so many different ways that it's genuinely difficult to keep up. One particular way this flimsy witch hunt of a case will change America is that nothing is off the table now, and Republicans just sent President Joe Biden the message.
According to the New York Post, legal experts believe that the politically-motivated case against Trump -- one of many -- will only serve to bolster Republican prosecutors in their pursuit of Democrats like Biden himself.
Tom Fitton, president of the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, essentially said that the game has now changed forever.
"All bets are off. You can expect grand jury indictments of leftist politicians like Biden, [former House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer as surely as night follows day," Fitton tweeted.
“All bets are off. You can expect grand jury indictments of leftist politicians like Biden, Pelosi and Schumer as surely as night follows day,” said Tom Fitton, president, @JudicialWatch. “You can be sure there are prosecutors across Florida and Texas right now who are looking…
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 2, 2023
He added: "You can be sure that there are prosecutors across Florida and Texas right now who are looking for a state law hook into the Biden family,” he added. “And if they’re not, they’re not doing their jobs."
One complaint from Republican voters over the years is that the GOP doesn't play as rough and dirty as the left, but suggests that it's time to fight them and beat them at their own game.
Mike Davis, a former chief counsel for nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee and president of the Article III Project echoed that sentiment in a statement to the Post.
"Republicans need to learn how to take off the gloves and put on the brass knuckles and break glass jaws — politically and legally, not physically,' Davis said.
"If New York can turn a routine settlement of a business dispute seven years ago into a felony, I think our Republican AGs and DAs should get creative." Davis added. "Two wrongs don’t make it right, but it makes it even."
"This sets a little precedent," said Trump supporter and former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
"Now the word is out that you can go and indict an ex-president and a current president and they opened another door. But now everybody’s going to flex their muscles and use this case. So now we’re gonna threaten all presidents or ex presidents," Arpaio continued.
Only time will tell if Republicans exact that revenge in the coming years. Many believe they should.