The executive director of Black Voices for Trump, facing three counts in a RICO prosecution in Fulton County, Georgia, told RedState he will be vindicated when all the facts surrounding his activities after the 2020 presidential election come to light.
“What transpired in Georgia and what a lot of people are arguing about, they are chasing the wrong rabbit,” said Harrison Floyd, the Marine veteran of three deployments, including to the Iraqi of Fallujah and Ramadi.
“When the truth comes out, things are going to be a lot more clear,” he said. “Things are going to make a lot more sense, and I think people will definitely be convinced by the truth.”
Floyd said he approaches his trial with supreme confidence against the prosecution by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. He and 18 others are co-defendants with Donald J. Trump.
“I feel like God is using me as an instrument right now to bring about change in a place that doesn’t want to change,” he said.
“Because of that, I wouldn’t change anything that I did because God put me here for a reason, and I know where I’m going forward. I know the truth. I know what’s going to happen,” he said.
“I guarantee you the district attorney is going to have a very, very hard time not only proving these charges were beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said.
“She’s going to have to prove there’s criminality in my mens rea —she’s going to have a very, very difficult time,” he said. “Mens rea” is the Latin phrase for the accused state of mind and the accused criminal intent.
“I also want to say that I don’t want to give too much away right now—say what happened in Georgia, this last election cycle just should not happen in a republic or free democracy,” he said. “Whatever you want to call it.”
The veteran is associated with the 2020 election in Georgia, but he also has some unique roots in New England. His mother was born on Cape Cod and a member of the Wampanoag Tribe, known as The People of the First Light. To celebrate his native heritage, the political operative has a Wampanoag war club tattooed on his left arm.
On the other side of the tracks, his great-grandmother was a nanny for the Kennedy family at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, and she followed President John F. Kennedy to the White House as a cook.
Floyd said he was restricted about what he could say about his case, which amounts to one count of being a member of a criminal enterprise to overthrow the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia and then two counts related to his interactions with Fulton County elections worker Ruby Freeman.
“What happened to Ms. Freeman by people in Georgia? I was not physically there; it should not have happened and transpired,” he said.
“When I came out I said. ‘Our Republic will not be able to continue to stand on pillars of corruption, racism, cheating and lying’—and that is what took place during the 2020 election,” the Marine said.
Floyd said one of the lingering problems with democracy in America is how Black voters and their votes are manipulated.
“It is unfortunate that it’s 2023, and we’re still having a conversation about racism, about votes, black votes being cheated, misused, miscounted,” he said.
“We should have come a lot farther than where we’re at right now. And it’s unfortunate that people, that individuals were singled out and that more racism and hatred was spread,” he said.
“There are some people who have done some nefarious and just outright things that are just blatantly wrong,” Floyd said.
“I will be coming and asking. We’ll be coming and asking questions from multiple different standpoints,” he said. “We’ll be looking at any and every avenue we can to ensure the public is made aware of the truth.”
When his legal challenges are resolved, Floyd said he expects to go after people who defamed him.
Floyd surprised by his indictment, legal challenges
The son of two Army veterans said he was not tracking that he was in legal jeopardy in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
“My last day on the Trump campaign was Nov. 15, so after that, I am no longer under NDA, I’m no longer an official member of the campaign,” he said. “I turned my computer in. I didn’t have email access.”
Floyd said after he dropped from the Trump campaign’s payroll, he focused on doing business and reconnecting with his loved ones. The last thing on his mind was that he was a member of an ongoing criminal enterprise, as Willis charged.
“When I closed that chapter of the campaign, I started focusing on business and entrepreneurship and was working on my family,” he said.
He joked that people in a criminal enterprise, like the mafia, usually come away from it with payday. “How could someone say I was a part of a criminal enterprise? I certainly didn’t benefit from it because I never got paid.”
When people told him Willis was gunning for him, he dismissed it all as rumor intelligence.
“I feel like I would’ve known if I was doing things that were illegal,” he said.
“I’m a veteran. I know what right looks like, as we say in the military, and so if something doesn’t look right, something doesn’t sound right, you probably shouldn’t do it—and I wouldn’t have done it,” he said.
Willis launched two grand juries dealing with the 2020 presidential election. The first was an investigative grand jury empowered to subpoena witnesses and documents; it was not authorized to issue indictments.
“I had some people telling me that last September that I was getting called before the grand jury; I had people telling me that a warrant was out for me,” he said. “It was just I didn’t know what was what, so I was just waiting for a phone call.”
Despite the chatter, Floyd said no one from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office reached out to him.
There were reporters reaching out to him and writing stories, he said.
“That’s when I got an inkling of concern because all these different news outlets were reaching out to me, and their stories weren’t straight,” he said.
“It wasn’t actual or factual, and that’s when I had an inkling something is going to happen here; something’s not right.”
When his Fulton County indictment was released, Floyd said he was off the grid.
“I was at a Christian retreat in Colorado in the Rocky Mountain National Park with the Jack Brewer Foundation, and I did not have a good signal,” he said.
“The only way I had any former communication with the outside world was when I was inside of one of the cabins and had Wi-Fi,” he said.
“I think it was probably one or two o’clock in the morning mountain time when I was getting in the bed going to sleep,” he said.
“I just so happened to be checking my phone, and I saw for some reason my Twitter was just blowing up,” Floyd said. “That’s kind of how I got the news. I had to get up, go to the main cabin to get a better signal, and find the indictment that my name was on it.”
Floyd launches legal defense fund
Floyd has two court cases at play. In addition to his Fulton County trial, he has a federal misdemeanor charge in Maryland related to his interactions with two FBI agents who presented him with a summons from Special Counsel Jack Smith.
The Marine’s legal team for the Maryland case launched a legal defense fund at Give, Send, Go, where supporters have the opportunity to help with his legal expenses for both cases. The goal for the fundraising site is $350,000, and already well-wishers have sent in more than $295,000.
The legal team posted an update Tuesday:
Just a quick update for you all. We are in the process of putting together several motions for the Court to hear. All of the accused people in this case are filing numerous motions attacking the validity of the indictment. Each person is different and requires a detailed analysis. We intend to have Harrison Floyd’s motions filed by the end of this week or the start of next week. I will post these motions on FaceBook and begin updating there soon.
The District Attorney, Ms. Fani Willis, did file a motion to try and set our trial and all defendants together. The Court denied that motion in our case. This is good news.
Floyd said he is extremely grateful for the financial support, which allows him to mount a legitimate defense.
“I am just so thankful and so blessed that God has stayed with me and that these people are hearing as I speak; they feel it’s the truth,” the Iraq veteran said.
“They’re sticking with me. They’re supporting me not just with their words but also financially for my legal fund—so, thank you, God,” he said.
“Thank you, everyone in Georgia, thank you, everyone around the country,” he said.
“I can’t speak directly towards any of the witnesses, victims, co-defendants,” Floyd said.
“The bond that they put on was very, very vague, and this district attorney, I think, is looking for any and every reason to cause harm to people,” he said.
“When the truth comes out, people will see how I conducted myself. They can judge if it was above and beyond reproach for themselves,” he said.
“We are awake. We see what is wrong, and people are moving to fix what is wrong—and I am just so blessed and so grateful to be a part of it.”