Florida AG backs DeSantis’ refusal to extradite Trump to NYC, says DA Bragg ‘playing Twister’ with the law
Latest ArticlesNorman Lear’s ’70s TV comedies brought people together to confront issues in a way Gen Z would appreciate Does exercise really do nothing for longevity, as a Finnish twins study suggests? Turning annual performance reviews into ‘humble encounters’ yields dividends for employees and managers Napoleon: ignore the griping over historical details, Ridley Scott’s film is a meditation on the madness of power Norman Lear’s ’70s TV comedies brought together people to confront issues in a way Gen Z would appreciate Baldurs Gate 3 wins game of the year at 2023’s Game Awards – an expert review Viva Guadalupe! Beyond Mexico, the Indigenous Virgin Mary is a powerful symbol of love and inclusion for millions of Latinos in the US The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future How the Christmas pudding, with ingredients taken from the colonies, became an iconic British food This hand-painted film is a ‘must see’ – what you should watch this week
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is standing behind Governor Ron DeSantis in his refusal to extradite former President Donald Trump to New York City, saying that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is “playing Twister with the law.”
Moody made the comments in a press conference on Monday, in response to a request from Vance for DeSantis to extradite Trump for a criminal investigation into his business dealings.
Moody said she believes DeSantis was right to deny the request, citing the “longstanding legal principle that a sitting president is not subject to criminal process.”
Moody went on to say that Vance is attempting to “circumvent the long-standing legal principle” by asking DeSantis to extradite Trump to New York.
“It’s very clear that Mr. Vance is playing Twister with the law and trying to find some way to get around this long-standing legal principle,” Moody said.
She added that she is confident that DeSantis made the right decision in refusing the extradition request, and that she will “stand behind him” in his decision.
The controversy began last month when Vance requested that DeSantis extradite Trump to New York for a criminal investigation into his business dealings. DeSantis denied the request, citing the long-standing legal principle that a sitting president is not subject to criminal process.
The dispute has since become the subject of a legal battle, with Vance filing a lawsuit against DeSantis over the issue. Moody said she is confident that DeSantis will continue to stand firm in his decision, and that the legal principle will be upheld.
Moody’s comments come as the issue has become increasingly politicized, with Democrats and Republicans sparring over the issue.
The Trump administration has strongly criticized Vance’s request, calling it a “political attack” on the former president. For his part, DeSantis has said he is simply upholding the law.
It remains to be seen how the legal battle will play out, but Moody’s comments show that the Florida Attorney General is firmly behind DeSantis in his refusal to extradite Trump to New York.