Congress will potentially have to deal with a side battle following President Biden’s arraignment in connection to a case brought forth by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D). House Republicans have widely slammed Bragg for this case and have criticized the historic arraignment.
The House GOP, during its time holding the House majority, has launched a number of probes into the Biden administration, their affiliation with China, and the weaponization of government agencies. Their newest investigation, though, is expected to be focused on Bragg. Both Bragg and congressional Democrats have warned against such an investigation, claiming that this would interfere with the ongoing legal case that has been brought against former President Trump. They have further questioned whether it would even be within congressional committees’ jurisdiction to launch a probe into such a case.
House Republicans have rebuffed these criticisms, especially following Trump’s arrest and arraignment on 34 felony charges of falsifying business records.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), vowed that there would be a congressional investigation into the DA’s office after former President Trump alleged last month that he would be arrested in relation to the hush money payment case in Manhattan.
In a tweet, McCarthy argued that Bragg’s probe was interfering with the democratic process, especially as he was using federal law in some of the charges brought forth against Trump. He has also been using federal funds, while at the same time claiming that Congress does not have the jurisdiction to investigate the probe.