‘33 Bathrooms’: The Right’s Reaction to the Indictment

By Mark Jacob

Right-wing reaction to the stolen-documents investigation and indictment of Donald Trump has been as bizarre as the idea of keeping national secrets in a Mar-a-Lago bathroom:

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy: “A bathroom door locks.”

Sen. Ron Johnson: “Mar-a-Lago is a pretty safe place” to keep classified documents.

Rep. Byron Donalds: “There are 33 bathrooms at Mar-a-Lago. So don’t act like it’s just in some random bathroom that the guests can go into.”

Fox News’ Jesse Watters: “Maybe if he’s running a cocaine ring out of Mar-a-Lago,” Republicans shouldn’t defend Trump. But “we’re talking about a piece of paper!”

Rep. Eric Burlison: It’s a “silly little issue.”

Fox’s Byron York: “He really liked mementos.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley: I haven’t read the indictment because I’m “not a legal analyst.” (But he did formerly chair the Senate Judiciary Committee.)

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “Hillary …”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: “Hillary …”

Rep. Lauren Boebert: “Hillary …”

Rep. Matt Gaetz: “Hillary …”

Sen. Ted Cruz: “Hillary …”

Rep. Jim Jordan: “Secretary Clinton …”

Former Vice President Mike Pence: “No one is above the law, but” it’s wrong to prosecute Trump because there are “unique circumstances.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: “I’m writing an appropriations rider to defund Jack Smith’s special counsel.”

Fox News chyron: “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.”

Sen. Marco Rubio: “All of our institutions are being undermined.”

Rep. Andy Biggs: “We have now reached a war phase. Eye for an eye.”

Radio host Dan Bongino: “The police state’s here.”

Rep. Ronny Jackson: “THEY’RE AFTER ALL OF US!”

Mark Jacob, a former metro editor at the Chicago Tribune and co-author of eight books, is a consultant for Courier Newsroom.