Missouri politicians are responding to a jury finding former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts in a criminal trial.

Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be convicted of a crime. The jury found him guilty of falsification of business records for allegedly paying off a porn star to cover up their alleged intimate relationship.

U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt, R-Missouri, sounded off about the verdict.

“Today will be remembered as the day Trump got elected 47th a President of the United States. The Democrats haven’t begun to comprehend the level of intensity there is to elect Trump now, defeat their Lawfare and reclaim our Constitutional Republic from those who seek to turn it into a banana republic in exchange for political power,” he said on X.

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri 2nd Dist., sang a similar tune.

Today’s verdict is shameful and will be overturned on appeal. President Trump will lead this country forward towards peace and prosperity. While President Biden continues to make the lives of everyday Americans worse in every meaningful way. The American people will render their verdict on this sham trial in November,” she said on X.

U.S. Rep. Emanual Cleaver, D-Missouri 5th Dist., said, “Just as every American is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, we are equally guaranteed that no individual, including a former president, is above accountability. While equal justice under the law is essential to our republic and worthy of praise, there should be no celebration that a former president is now a convicted felon.”

Will Scharf, one of Trump’s lawyers who’s also running for Missouri attorney general, said the case will be “speedily appealed.”

“This is a tragic day in the history of the American Republic. President Trump’s conviction proves one thing and one thing only: that Joe Biden and his allies have weaponized our legal system to persecute their principal political opponent. We will speedily appeal, and we will win on appeal because this case is meritless, baseless, and should have never seen the inside of an American courtroom,” said Scharf.

The jury was chosen by both the prosecution and defense teams.

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