(TheRedWire.com) – House Republicans have blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) following former President Trump’s allegations that he would be arrested within the week in connection to Bragg’s investigation into hush-money payments made during the 2016 election.
Republicans have supported Trump calling the investigation a “witch hunt,” which has become one of Trump’s main accusations regarding the legal troubles he faces. At the same time, they have called on Trump’s supporters to be peaceful after the former President called for protests.
At the same time, many have criticized Bragg for the focus that he has placed on the “zombie” case against Trump at a time when the crime rates in the city have really increased.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had previously called for investigations into federal funds that had been spent as part of the investigation. Following this call, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.), and House Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) sent a letter to Bragg calling for him to testify before them.
On Sunday, during a press conference at the House GOP’s annual issues retreat in Orlando, Fla., they stated they have seen an increase in crime in New York and that a growing number of people “are afraid to walk the streets.” He added one of the main reasons that they had gained more seats during the 2022 race in New York was because the DA was not doing enough to protect the New York citizens.
Bragg’s office however responded to the criticisms from both the Republicans and Trump stating they would “not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process,” and they would not allow “baseless accusations” to stop them from “applying the law.”
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