Scott says Trump indictments ‘unAmerican’

DES MOINES — Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott says the latest indictment against former President Trump is unwarranted.

“We see the legal system being weaponized against political opponents. That is unAmerican and unacceptable,” Scott told reporters in Iowa Tuesday. “At the end of the day, we need a better system than that and I, frankly, hope to be the president of the United States where we have the opportunity to restore confidence and integrity in all of our Departments of Justice.”

Scott campaigned at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, starting with a “Fair Side Chat” with Governor Kim Reynolds. The two began by touting Iowa’s new state-funded accounts to cover the costs of private school.

“Governor, one of the things that people miss in the school choice conversation: I believe in public schools. I also believe in competition,” Scott said. “And so I want competition to improve our public schools.”

Scott, a U.S. senator from South Carolina, said as president, he’d focus on making the U-S energy indepedent, creating high-paying high tech manufacturing jobs and focusing on innovations that will cure cancer in 10 years. “We will have the strongest economy, the strongest health care system if we focus on the private sector and not the government,” Scott said.

Scott later joined Senator Joni Ernst on a walk through the fairgrounds and a stop at the Iowa Pork Tent to flip chops on the grill. It’s become a rite of passage for presidential candidates.