If there’s one thing radical Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg should know, it’s a political stunt when he sees one. He just engineered one for the ages with his frivolous indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Now he is firing back at House Republicans for traveling to New York City for a hearing on his own anti-law enforcement policies. The George Soros-backed prosecutor is infamous for eliminating or reducing bail for dangerous criminals and even refusing to address certain crimes at all.
As Judiciary Committee member Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) noted, “if Bragg can spend resources indicting President Trump, he should be able to address the soaring crime in NYC.”
Major crimes rose 22% in Bragg’s hometown last year, but that didn’t stop him from touting the “safety” of the Big Apple.
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The rogue prosecutor retorted with an admonition to Americans to not be fooled by the House GOP. He claimed the panel “is coming to the safest big city in America for a political stunt.”
That’s a rich statement coming from a man who even many liberals believe is on a witch hunt against Trump. And as Rep. James Comer (R-KY) recently told CNN’s “State of the Union,” the DA should be more worried about local crime than his “political stunt” against the former president.
As Comer so astutely put it, “we just want the government out of our elections.” He added that most do not believe that more tax dollars should be spent on this pursuit.
But Bragg’s office continued with its comparison of apples and oranges. His spokeswoman targeted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) over local murder rates.
She claimed that Columbus, Ohio, which is not in Jordan’s district, has a higher murder rate than New York City. Columbus had 140 homicides in 2022, while New York City with eight times the population had 433.
The spokeswoman declared that Jordan should stay away from New York City and instead visit “Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, or Toledo in his home state.”
Again, this is hardly a fair comparison. Jordan is a federal official and not vested with authority to address local crime issues. As for her boss, as district attorney, it is Alvin Bragg’s personal responsibility to answer for soaring crime plaguing the nation’s largest city.