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Idaho reacts to guilty verdict in Trump hush money trial

Dorothy Moon Trump Reaction
Posted at 5:37 PM, May 30, 2024

BOISE, Idaho — As former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the New York hush money trial, various officials in Idaho made their voices heard in reaction to the verdict.

Governor Brad Little extended his support for the president following the verdict:

Dorothy Moon, Chairwoman of the Idaho GOP, told Idaho News 6, "It is just a travesty for justice for a President that's done so much for this country, so much for the Republican Party, and we move forward by being there for him. He was always there for us and we need to be there for him. So, President Trump, Idaho supports you."

Madeline Musheno is a resident in Boise she says, "There's not a law that says as a felon you can't run for president, so I don't know how much that's going to do for justice.>

"The timing is pretty off and i don't know if its a coincidence or but in any case, these things need to happen no matter what the timing is," says Andreas Steiner, who's in Boise for a business trip.

Trump is the first us president to be convicted of a crime. The decision came down by 12 New York jurors. The 'hush money' trial stems from falsifying documents that impacts the 2016 presidential election.

So what's next? Trump will be sentenced on July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention, where republicans will formally nominate him as a presidential candidate.

Madeline Musheno , "Right now with the two party system we just have our two options and and then we're forced to choose between some greater evil. It doesn't feel like the American people actually have people that they get to choose between anymore we just have to pick whats going to feel the best for our two options."

Andreas Steiner adds, "Neither candidate in my personal view is a good candidate for this country for this country I think that there are much better politicians from both parties, or either party so its hard that we are in this place."

We reached out to Idaho Democrat Representative Lauren Necochea who referred us to a statement release by the Biden administration.