Former President Donald Trump’s shocking news over Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicting him over alleged hush money payments he made as a presidential candidate in 2016 has Republicans up in rage over the unfair treatment.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed concern over the abuse of power by Bragg. He is directing House committees to investigate whether federal funds are being used for “politically motivated prosecutions.”
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy tweeted.
Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.
I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by… https://t.co/elpbh7LeWn
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 18, 2023
Former Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) called for Bragg to be fired for being one of the most “incompetent” and “dangerous” DA’s the U.S. has seen.
Alvin Bragg may very well be the most dangerous, divisive, incompetent, and compromised District Attorney in America. On Day ONE, my FIRST action as Governor would have been to tell Bragg he was being fired.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) March 18, 2023
Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) compared the left’s treatment of the former president to a banana republic, where an authoritarian state punishes its political enemies by unnecessarily searching for crimes to charge them with.
“It’s antithetical to America’s founding which rejected the idea and practice of those in power punishing political opponents for vague and ambiguous crimes against the state. Instead, the Founders chose to create a country of laws, not of me,” Schmitt tweeted.
🚨The reported upcoming arrest of President Trump by hyper partisan Soros prosecutor Alvin Bragg is some Third World Banana Republic lunacy and a very, very dangerous road to go down. 🧵
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) March 18, 2023
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) criticized extreme leftist George Soros for allowing violent criminals to walk the streets without blinking an eye but punishing Trump based on political vengeance.
Vance confirmed that “hell no” he will not rescind his endorsement of the former president amid the news.
Alvin Bragg is bought by George Soros. He allows violent criminals to walk the streets of New York City, but will prosecute the likely Republican nominee (and former president) on a baseless misdemeanor charge. These people are trying to turn America into a third-world country. https://t.co/2eYqPegRLF
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) March 18, 2023
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called the possible indictment of Trump “unAmerican,” saying it is an unfair and dangerous tactic used by Democrats to push Trump out of the 2024 presidential race.