House Republicans are fed up with what they see as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s politicized legal hit job on former President Donald Trump, and they are planning to do something about it.
This week, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduced a new bill called the “ALVIN Act,” which aims to defund the office of Bragg’s office following his indictment of former Trump, which many view as politically motivated.
“The ALVIN Act and the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act ensure that George Soros-funded and radical Leftist District Attorney Alvin Bragg is held accountable for misusing federal funds,” Biggs said on Twitter.
The ALVIN Act and the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act ensure that George Soros-funded and radical Leftist District Attorney Alvin Bragg is held accountable for misusing federal funds. https://t.co/AD1uTHfagP
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 13, 2023
The “Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act,” aims to bar the office Bragg from receiving federal funding and mandate the repayment of any funds received after January 1, 2022. The bill has been co-sponsored by several Republican representatives, including Mary Miller from Illinois, Eli Crane from Arizona, Paul Gosar from Arizona, Ralph Norman from South Carolina, and Bob Good from Virginia, Fox News Digital reported.
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Biggs’ second bill, the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act, would block any state or local law enforcement agency from using resources seized through asset forfeiture to prosecute a president, vice president or a candidate for president in a criminal case.
“This weaponized prosecutor’s office has spent thousands of federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize this political indictment and is demanding millions more in federal grants,” he said.
“It’s disturbing to see District Attorney Bragg waste federal resources for political purposes rather than addressing the serious crime in his city,” Biggs continued.
“As a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight & Accountability Committees, and with an almost insurmountable national debt that exceeds $31 trillion, the nation simply cannot afford to support Mr. Bragg’s politicization of the criminal justice system,” Biggs noted further.