In a surprising move, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked why House Republicans are investigating Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his perpetual investigation of former President Donald Trump.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Saturday instructed GOP committees to investigate the radical DA for “outrageous abuse of power” for his continued pursuit of vengeance against the former president.
That opinion, however, was not shared by all of the GOP congressional delegation. Cornyn told Politico, “There’s more than enough to do. I would hope they would stick to the agenda they ran on when they got elected to the majority.”
The speaker mandated the probing of Bragg to determine if federal funds were inappropriately used “to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Alvin Bragg is abusing his office to target President Trump while he’s reduced a majority of felonies, including violent crimes, to misdemeanors. He has different rules for political opponents.
Republicans stopped the radical DC crime law, and we will investigate any use of…
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 19, 2023
The weekend announcement came as Trump revealed that he expected to be arrested in coming days over charges of paying “hush money” to adult actress Stormy Daniels.
The DA is determined to prove that Trump criminally mischaracterized payments to Daniels. It is just another chapter in Democrats’ well-chronicled crusade to hang an indictment for any cause on the former president.
The Democratic Party, especially its hardline progressive wing, is bent on weaponizing the federal government against any and all opponents.
Bragg, as is well chronicled, was propelled into office through generous donations from billionaire leftist benefactor George Soros. While he has gone notoriously easy on New York City’s criminal element, he has relentlessly pursued Trump for several years.
Most conservatives, including Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), threw their backing behind the investigation of Bragg.
The Florida representative said he agreed with McCarthy, “and I fully support his call for an investigation. No federal dollars should be used to prop up this radical, Soros-backed activist attorney or his gross political attacks.”
Democrats, of course, want no part of the scrutiny about to be placed on the Manhattan DA. Several accused the speaker of weaponizing Congress in seeking his investigation.
Republicans ran on several issues, not the least of which was holding Democrats accountable in a way that was sorely lacking for the first two years of Biden’s presidency. McCarthy’s investigation of Bragg is just another step on the path to fulfilling that essential campaign promise.