Reason and the Mob

A supporter of former President Donald Trump poses for a photo while holding a banner referring to QAnon outside of the Trump National Doral resort on June 12, 2023, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Yesterday was Arraignment Day. Tomorrow will mark one week since Indictment Day. Let’s check in with some Republican voters to see how they’re processing the news.

Darlene Doetzel lives in Michigan.

“Had it not been for the witch hunt, if they’d left him alone, I’d probably be for Ron DeSantis,” said Doetzel, a retiree and a devoted GOP activist wearing a pink blazer over a black T-shirt emblazoned with rhinestones that spelled out the word “Trump.”

“Since they’re persecuting my president,” she added, “I swear allegiance to him.”

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