LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s elected officials reacted Thursday to the guilty verdicts in former President Donald Trump’s trial. Trump was convicted on 34 felony charges by a New York jury after 12 hours of deliberation.

Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo (Republican):
“I respect the work of the jury but believe that this has been a political witch-hunt in a hostile courtroom. The rule of law should always be applied fairly and without prejudice. President Trump will have an opportunity to appeal, and I expect an unbiased process will vindicate President Trump.”

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.). Nevada’s senior senator:
We know that Donald Trump is willing to do anything to protect his own interests, including undermining our elections. No one is above the law, and I’m glad to see justice served today.

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.):
“Today, for the first time in our nation’s history, a former president was found guilty of committing multiple felonies. This is a critical moment for our nation. We must recognize that Donald Trump, a twice-impeached, four-times indicted, morally bankrupt individual is undeniably the greatest threat facing our democracy. Trump’s agenda would tear down the social and economic progress we have made in the last few years, and the seeds of hate he sows would once again divide us, not unite us.”

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford (Democrat):
“I applaud Judge Juan Merchan’s oversight of this trial and his pursuit of the rule of law. I know emotions may run high in the aftermath of this verdict, and I urge everyone to remain calm as our justice system continues its work.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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