Breaking: House Republicans Exploring Unprecedented Measures Against DA Alvin Bragg, Including Removal Of His Legal Immunity
Credit: National Review
Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) told Just The News that Hosue Republicans were considering removing prosecutorial immunity if they engaged in misconduct like bringing politicized charges.
He said that “I think you’re going to have to look at prosecutorial misconduct and whether or not prosecutors in this country should be exempt from liability.”
The Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that his colleagues were looking for ways to hold the Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg accountable for his political persecution of former President Donald Trump.
“As he [Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA] routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account” said Speaker McCarthy.
The Washington Enquirer reported:
Representative Scott suggested that Republicans should build on the move to end qualified immunity from police officers and turn the tables by ending immunity for political prosecutors. He said that “These left-wing, liberal prosecutors and George Soros prosecutors want to take away immunity from police officers, yet they want to maintain it for themselves. I guarantee you if this prosecutor did not have immunity for his actions, he would not have filed this against Donald Trump.”
Mr. Scott added that “maybe we need to be looking at how a prosecutor who abuses his power the way this Manhattan district attorney has done becomes personally liable and potentially criminally chargeable for their actions. And the state of Georgia has actually created a framework where prosecutors who operate outside of their bounds could be reviewed by their peers and potentially removed from office.”
Glenn Greenwald wrote on Twitter:
“A key hallmark of an authoritarian faction is a craving to see one’s political adversaries imprisoned. Another is a desire to censor their speech through a union of state and corporate power. Another is reverence for the Security State (CIA/FBI/DHS/NSA). Democrats have all 3.”
He also emphasized that “the key point here is not so much that a Soros-funded liberal Manhattan prosecutor indicted a former President: he indicted the current GOP presidential frontrunner for 2024. (Soros donated $1m to Color of Change PAC 6 days after it endorsed Bragg).”
Federal funds have been used in Alvin Bragg’s probe of Mr. Trump. Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC) wrote that “[t]his is beyond outrageous. The government is unquestionably weaponized against conservatives.”
Donald Trump has officially become the first former president to face criminal charges. His arraignment is today in New York City.
He is set to arrive at the courthouse in downtown Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, where his arrest will be processed by the district attorney’s office and he will be brought to the courtroom to hear the charges against him.
News outlets will not be Abe to broadcast the arraignment live. Five still photographers will be allowed to take pictures of Trump and the courtroom before the hearing begins.