House GOP Files Legislation To Defund Manhattan DA’s Office

( – Republicans in the US House of Representatives have moved to “defund” Manhattan’s Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who recently charged former President Donald Trump with financial crimes.

On April 4, Bragg charged Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up an alleged hush-money bribe to porn actress Stormy Daniels who claims the former president had an affair with her in 2006.

Two draft laws at the US House of Representatives introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) seek to hold Manhattan DA Bragg accountable for his “soft on crime” policies and for taking advantage of federal resources to prosecute Trump.

The bills 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 reported.

One of the newly introduced bills is called the “Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act,” or the “ALVIN Act,” and the other one is the “No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act.”

The “ALVIN Act” bans federal funds for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and requires it to repay federal funds granted after January 1, 2022.

“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 USC 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 reveals.

It is noted that the two draft bills are considered a way to fight back against Bragg’s recent lawsuit against the House Judiciary Committee, where Biggs serves.

“District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign pledge to indict President Trump. Bragg took the unprecedented action of converting alleged minor business misdemeanors to 34 individual felonies in an attempt to put President Trump behind bars and humiliate him and his supporters,” the Arizona Republican stated.

He emphasized that Bragg’s “weaponized prosecutor’s office” had squandered massive sums of taxpayer money on Trump’s “political indictment,” and is also seeking a lot 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,” Biggs elaborated.

Last Tuesday, Manhattan’s DA sued House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), urging a federal court to invalidate any subpoenas for him or former New York special prosecutor Mark Pomerantz.