Local, state leaders react to verdict in Trump sexual abuse suit
Local and state leaders are weighing in on the verdict reached in a suit against former president, Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The former president was found liable for sexual abuse and defamation, when a jury ruled that he had sexually abused advice columnist, E. Jean Carroll in a dressing room in a New York department store and called the allegations a "con job" once they came to light.
Mahoning County Democratic Party Chair, Chris Anderson released a statement stating that he's very pleased with the verdict that was reached and that nobody is above the law.
"Yesterday's liable verdict shows that once again no one is above the law - event former presidents. We're grateful that Ms. Caroll had the courage to come forward, and sorry for what she endured."
"We're also grateful to the justice system to hold Trump accountable. It's a shame that the only thing that's clear about the standard bearer and front runner for the 2024 Republican nomination is that he has a flagrant disregard for the law and anyone not named Donald Trump."
21 News also spoke with Ohio-based U.S. Senator, J.D. Vance and asked him whether or not he believed this verdict would affect Trump's 2024 presidential campaign. Senator Vance says he doesn't believe it would have any impact.
"This is fundamentally a he-said-she-said legal dispute. I don't think that affects the politics of 2024 at all," Vance said.
Trump has been ordered to pay Carroll $5 million.