Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, was held “accountable” for the indictment and arraignment of former President Donald Trump, according to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Trump made an appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday and entered a “not guilty” plea to 34 criminal charges relating to allegedly falsifying business records while paying Stormy Daniels, a former porn actress, $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair the two allegedly had in 2006 in exchange for hush money.
“Alvin Bragg is seeking to obstruct our democratic process by invoking federal law to bring political allegations against President Trump while simultaneously claiming that the representatives of the people in Congress do not have the authority to look into this farce. Not so. Congress will hold Bragg accountable for using the federal legal system as a weapon, McCarthy tweeted on Tuesday.
McCarthy charged Bragg with “irreparably damaging our country” after the Manhattan grand jury decided to prosecute Trump on Thursday. He claimed Bragg had done this by politically attacking a presidential candidate.
“Alvin Bragg’s attempt to meddle in our presidential race has done irreparable harm to our nation. He used our revered system of justice against President Donald Trump while frequently releasing dangerous criminals to intimidate the populace, McCarthy wrote in the post. The House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg accountable for his extraordinary misuse of power because the American people will not stand for this injustice.
A former president’s attorney claimed that Trump is “frustrated” and “upset” by the accusations. In a March 18 Truth Social post, Trump urged his fans to oppose Bragg’s impending arrest, accusing him of engaging in a “witch hunt” against him.