(TheRedWire.com) – Last week, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) voted to hold Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) accountable for his “unprecedented abuse of power” following the news that a Manhattan grand jury had decided to indict former President Donald Trump in the case relating to the hush money payment scheme.
McCarthy in his comments claimed that Bragg “irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our presidential election.” Trump has already launched his third presidential campaign in 2024, hoping to win another term in the White House.
In his statement, McCarthy also attacked Bragg’s time as the DA pointing out that he has a relatively soft position on crime and he often “frees violent criminals to terrorize the public” while also weaponizing the legal system against President Donald Trump. He proceeded to say this is not going to be tolerated and the House of Representatives would hold Bragg accountable for this abuse of power.
Previously McCarthy had been relatively dismissive of Bragg’s probe and had even claimed it was “the weakest case out there.” Other Republicans have also joined the commentary against Bragg’s claim that the probe was completely politically motivated.
Despite his opposition to Bragg’s investigation, earlier this month the Speaker spoke up against Trump’s calls for protests on his indictment case by urging Trump supporters to remain calm.
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