Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has earned the ire of House Republicans as reports have surfaced that former President Donald Trump could face imminent arrest.
House Republicans have added their voice en masse to Trump’s outrage about being at the center of a Democrat-led “witch hunt” — a talking point that has defined his Presidency.
However, House Republicans have dissented from Trump in one regard — vehemently urging his supporters not to be violent.
But while Republicans have condemned violence emerging from the former President’s possible arrest, they have turned their focus to Bragg, calling him out while painting him as a rogue prosecutor who enabled crime to flourish in the city but focused his attention on pursuing Trump.
Shortly after news broke that Trump could be indicted as early as Tuesday (March 21), House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) promised that House lawmakers would investigate if Bragg was using federal funds to pursue “politically motivated prosecution.”
On Monday, that promise was brought to life when the chairs of three House committees sent a letter to Bragg requesting him to give testimony before them.
The letter sent by House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY.), House Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) explained that Bragg’s actions toward Trump “will erode confidence” in justice being applied even-handedly.
The trio continued in Monday’s letter that Bragg’s actions would “unalterably interfere in the course of the 2024 presidential election.”
Although Trump has been embroiled in scandals for years, Bragg’s investigation and potential indictment of the former President give House Republicans an easy target to focus attacks and outrage toward.