Press Release

Welch Statement on Trump’s 34 Guilty Counts in New York Hush Money Scheme

May 30, 2024

BURLINGTON, VTSen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement in reaction to a jury finding former President Donald Trump guilty of all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records as part of a hush money scheme:

“All of the evidence was presented by both sides and ultimately the jurors decided – that is a fair justice system at play, and the former president and his supporters must respect that. As I have said throughout the former president’s legal proceedings: no person is above the law, including a former President of the United States.

“Donald Trump spent this trial attacking the Judge, the prosecutors, the witnesses, the jurors, and others who were not remotely involved in this case. Unfortunately, this behavior is part of a dangerous pattern of inciting his supporters to target those with whom he disagrees, as we all remember from January 6th. Those who worked on this case, and heard the facts of this case, should be protected through the next steps of this process and beyond.”