On a day when President Donald Trump was booked into custody in Fulton County, Georgia, Joe Biden chose to capitalize on the moment for his own political gain. “Apropos of nothing, I think today’s a great day to give to my campaign,” Biden posted on X, formerly Twitter. The move highlights the troubling trend of weaponizing the justice system for political gain. This maneuver is more at home in a banana republic than in the United States of America.
This is not the first time Biden has used such political tactics. He previously leveraged the “Dark Brandon” meme to fundraise on the same day Trump was arraigned on federal charges related to January 6.
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— Don (@DSmithinTX) August 25, 2023
Mike Davis of The Article III Project pointed out the questionable timing of Biden’s fundraising efforts. “Biden posted this as his chief political rival got booked. Again. By another Democrat prosecutor in another Democrat hellhole. After colluding with the Biden Justice Department,” Davis posted online. His words raise serious questions about the growing trend of turning the justice system into a partisan battlefield.
The ramifications are indeed alarming. House Republicans are now considering opening an impeachment inquiry into Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Biden’s actions follow a troubling pattern of partisanship from Democratic prosecutors and officials. Trump was booked by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, stemming from an indictment handed down by District Attorney Fani Willis. While Democrats, like Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), argue that “no one is above the law,” it’s clear that such laws are being selectively enforced to target political rivals. This undermines trust in our legal institutions, setting a dangerous precedent that allows for manipulating the justice system for political ends.
Many Democrats took the opportunity to double down on their party’s mantra, stating that “no one is above the law.” While this phrase may sound noble, its application here reeks of hypocrisy. It’s used to celebrate a political rival’s legal embattlements, rather than uphold an unbiased legal system. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) said it was “not normal” and expressed sadness for the country. Still, her lamentations seem disconnected from the partisan glee evident in her party’s actions.
Trump, for his part, also took to Truth Social to post a fundraising request after his booking. It’s worth noting, however, that his was a response to an already politically charged atmosphere, not the ignition of it. The former president has been released on a $200,000 bond.
It is essential for the future of American democracy that justice remains impartial rather than a partisan weapon. Biden’s fundraising gambit serves as a disturbing reminder of how far some will go to capitalize on the legal misfortunes of their political rivals. This is neither mature leadership nor upholding democratic principles; it is political cynicism at its worst.