House GOP Introduce New Bill To Strip Funding From Manhattan DA’s Office And Force Them To Repay Federal Funds

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Rep. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, just introduced two brand spanking new pieces of legislation on Thursday that aim to hold the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is headed up by the now infamous District Attorney Alvin Brag, accountable for ignoring the spike in crime impacting his city, while also utilizing federal dollars to prosecute former President Donald Trump. Did this guy really not think there would be consequences for utilizing his authority as a political weapon to help the Democrats?

“The Daily Caller first obtained the bills, titled the ‘Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act,’ or the ‘ALVIN Act,’ and the ‘No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act.’ The ‘ALVIN Act’ prohibits federal funds from being awarded to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and requires the office to repay federal funds granted after January 1, 2022,” the Daily Caller reports.

“The ‘No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act, prohibits state or local law enforcement agencies from using funds or property attainted pursuant to section 511(e) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811(e)), section 981 of title 18, United States Code, or section 524 of title 28, United States Code, to investigate or prosecute the President, Vice President, or a candidate for the office of President in a criminal case while lawlessness permeates major American cities,” the report continues.

The bill is being introduced as a means of fighting back against Bragg’s lawsuit against the House Judiciary Committee, which Biggs is a member of.

You can read the bills here.

“This weaponized prosecutor’s office has spent thousands of federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize this political indictment and is demanding millions more in federal grants. It’s disturbing to see District Attorney Bragg waste federal resources for political purposes rather than addressing the serious crime in his city. As a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight & Accountability Committees, and with an almost insurmountable national debt that exceeds $ 1 trillion, the nation simply cannot afford to support Mr. Bragg’s politicization of the criminal justice system,” the Arizona congressman adds.

Bragg himself filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, asking a federal court to make any sort of subpoenas issued by the committee for him or those who are members of his current or former staff, not valid in the wake of former President Trump being indicted on 334 counts of allegedly falsifying business records. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.

After the indictment, the former commander-in-chief wasted no time blasting Bragg, both proverbial guns blazing, saying that the Manhattan DA was a “criminal” and that he “illegally leaked massive amounts of grand jury information, for which he should be prosecuted, or at a minimum, he should resign.”

“The two pieces of legislation were cosponsored by Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, Arizona Rep. Eli Crane, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman and Virginia Rep. Bob Good,” the Daily Caller concludes.



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