East Greenbush, N.Y. - House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement demanding New York Judge Juan Merchan recuse himself from President Trump’s trial for his clear judicial bias following the latest unconstitutional gag order. 

 “Democrat Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan, who donated to Biden’s campaign and another anti-Trump cause in 2020, has a clear judicial bias against President Trump. Merchan’s adult daughter is a Democrat political operative who has financially benefited from her father’s unprecedented trial of President Trump. When Trump raised this additional evidence of Judge Merchan’s bias, Merchan retaliated by expanding his unconstitutional gag order on Trump.

The law and common sense absolutely requires Judge Merchan’s recusal from President Trump’s trial.

We cannot allow a biased, far-left activist judge to strip the American people of our constitutional right to select their own leaders.”