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North Carolina politicians react to former President Trump's indictment

President Trump in Raleigh during the 2016 campaign.
Tom Bullock

Former President Donald Trump's indictment by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday kicked off a flurry of competing responses from North Carolina politicians, falling along party lines.

North Carolina 5th Congressional District Republican representative Virginia Foxx released a statement blasting the indictment as "inexcusable" while Democrat Alma Adams said "no one is above the law" — giving a taste of the partisan breakdown of reactions.

We've compiled a list of their responses and public statements, which we'll update going forward.

Virginia Foxx:

“Our Republic’s system of justice should never be weaponized or tainted by political predilections. Exacting vengeance against a political opponent through the justice system is not only entirely outrageous, but it is also a blight on justice as we know it. Sadly, Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, refuses to do his job in prosecuting violent criminals and has instead dedicated his time to targeting President Trump.

“Alvin Bragg’s decision to resurrect a case, that his predecessor refused to prosecute while in office, reveals his stark partisan acrimony. He believes it’s a better use of his time to take aim on President Trump and make a spectacle of it for the world to see. This is un-American, dangerous, and a mockery of our sacred system of justice. House Republicans will hold Alvin Bragg accountable for his insane power trip and expose his partisan agenda. Count on it.”

According to prosecutors, the 76-year-old is expected to surrender next week.

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