House Republicans Go On Offense Against Attorney General Merrick Garland, Alvin Bragg Following Trump Conviction

Following presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's conviction in the New York 'hush money' trial last month, House Republicans have stepped up with various investigations into the left-wing prosecutors and the Biden Department of Justice that have been attempting to interfere in the 2024 presidential election and persecute the leading candidate for president.

On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee is expected to vote on whether or not to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the interview tapes from special counsel Robert Hur's sit-down with President Joe Biden last year, which prompted Hur to deem Biden to be a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

If the vote in the Rules Committee passes, the resolution will head to a vote on the House floor, which would likely pass along party lines. "If Merrick Garland continues to refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas and deny American citizens the transparency and information they deserve to determine the truth, he will face the consequences," Senate Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) said in a statement. 

While the Rules Committee focuses on Garland and the DOJ, the House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), will hold a hearing into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's (D) prosecution of Trump. While Bragg has refused to attend the hearing, instead opting to request a hearing after Trump's sentencing on July 11, the hearing is expected to delve into nearly every aspect of the prosecution's case against the 45th president.

The GOP's plan to go on offense in Congress this week is just one part of the way they have put pressure on the Biden administration and the left-wing prosecutors going after the presumptive GOP nominee. As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Chairman Jordan has moved to strip federal funding from special counsel Jack Smith and others.

"We have conducted oversight of the troubling rise in politicized prosecutions and the use of abusive 'lawfare' tactics to target political opponents," Jordan wrote. "We have seen rogue prosecutors abuse the rules of professional conduct and their duty to do justice in service of politicized ends."

"We recommend that the Appropriations Committee, with appropriate consultation from leadership, include language to eliminate federal funding for state prosecutors or state attorneys general involved in lawfare and to zero out federal funding for federal prosecutors engaged in such abuse," Jordan continued. "In addition, the Judiciary Committee has passed specific bills that would help to address politicized prosecutions, and we encourage the Appropriations Committee to consider including the policies contained in each: H.R. 2553, the No More Political Prosecutions Act, and H.R. 2595, the Forfeiture Funds Expenditure Transparency Act."

House Republicans have shown their willingness to go to bat for President Trump and use every aspect of their power to defend against the lawfare campaign brought against him. The two-tiered justice system in America has become apparent to many Americans, and America First representatives in Congress are fighting back.

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  • Article Source: DC Enquirer
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