Republicans who are unhappy with Donald Trump’s indictment are increasing their attacks on the prosecutor who charged him by attempting to shame him on his home turf.
Led by Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a field hearing on Monday near the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
The committee’s Republican majority is framing it as an examination of the Democrat’s “pro-crime, anti-victim” policies, the Associated Press reported.
U.S. Representative Andy Biggs, an Arizona Republican and committee member, tweeted that Bragg had “turned NYC into a wasteland,” and that “lawlessness is completely out of control.”
Democrats argue that the hearing is a partisan stunt aimed at amplifying conservative outrage at Bragg, Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.
New York City officials have urged Jordan to cancel the hearing, and C-SPAN has refused to broadcast it on television.
Written by staff