03/31/2023 By Colette Lauture
Today, a rally was set to take place in Boston, pushing for accountability as a grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump. At 12 p.m., people were expected to congregate at the State House steps, holding signs that read “not above the law.”
Following the breaking news about former President Trump, a group demanding responsibility organized the rally. During the event, people were to express their support for the justice system. Congressman Seth Moulton said it was a sad day for America, but the justice system needs to do its work.
“This is not unusual for people to get prosecuted for these things, it’s just unusual that a former president would pay off a porn star,” he said.
A New York grand jury is investigating the circumstances surrounding a “hush money” payment from Donald Trump to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016; on Thursday, they voted to indict Trump. This makes him the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges. Trump called the indictment “Political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history.”
Massachusetts lawmakers are responding to the news. Congresswoman Katherine Clark said in response to Thursday’s indictment that “no one is above the law—including a former President of the United States.”
Attendees of the State House Rally would ask that Trump turn himself in.