Republicans are critical of news of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump, saying Manhattan District Attorney Bragg’s investigation is politically motivated.

Ed Cox, chairman of the state Republican Party, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Wednesday to discuss the potential indictment.

Cox said from a legal point of view, the case is “hoped up.”

“A lot of political pressure on Bragg to do something, but it’s only helping Donald Trump in the end,” he said.

Cox said a lot of Republicans, including those who don’t support Trump, say the possible arrest isn’t right.

“He was a Republican president, and this is all political. It just doesn’t hold up from a legal point of view,” he said.

Cox was the chairman of the state Republican Party from 2009 to 2019. After a hiatus, he was unanimously voted last week to again lead the group.

Cox says for the 2024 election, he plans for the party to remain neutral when it comes to endorsing candidates.

Cox said Trump sought his endorsement a week before the 2016 primary.

“By the way if I done it, [and] he was going to win, it would look like it was fixed. It would have hurt him,” he said about not endorsing Trump.

When asked about Rep. George Santos, Cox described him

as a “fabulist.”

“He actually believes, which is why it’s so convincing. He believes he is different than he is,” he said, adding that the more people talk about him, “the better he’s going to do.”