At the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Monday morning concerning Manhattan’s crime crisis, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) criticized district attorneys like Alvin Bragg, who are backed by George Soros, for their failure to uphold the law.
During the hearing, which was led by the GOP, several New York residents testified that the city under DA Bragg’s jurisdiction is highly unsafe. Additionally, some individuals who have lost loved ones to violent crimes stated that their appeals for justice had been disregarded.
Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) referred to these individuals, some of whom are still awaiting justice for the murders of their family members, as “props in a MAGA Republican production.” That triggered Gaetz into launching into a passionate speech, heavily criticizing the city’s leaders.
“Our criminal justice system is insane. It’s dangerous. It’s harmful. And it is destroying the fabric of our city. Time and again, our police officers make an arrest, and then the person who is arrested for assault, felonious assault, robberies and gun possession, they’re finding themselves back on the street within days, if not hours, after arrest,” Gaetz said.
“My friends, the reason we are here in New York is because you have Democrats – you have citizens – calling for some relief from this pain,” the lawmaker continued.
“And we are here not to use anyone, but to uplift the voices of brave people who are here to tell their story.”
Rep. @MattGaetz goes SCORCHED EARTH on Soros-Backed DAs like Alvin Bragg for failing to enforce the law against violent criminals in the city. pic.twitter.com/zmiRxfcTQb
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 17, 2023
In conclusion, Gaetz cautioned Americans that district attorneys backed by Soros are growing in number and are undermining the rule of law in cities throughout the country.
“In places like Tampa, Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida, in Tucson, Arizona, increasingly George Soros is putting in upwards of $40 million to elect 75 DAs to be able to engage in these downgrades,” Gaetz said.
“And by the way, not only are they downgrading the violent things they can’t even win the cases they try. Mr. Holden, you pointed out the fact that Alvin Bragg is actually terrible at losing in court and since I don’t have time, I would ask you for the record since he keeps losing all of his cases,” he added.