US Congress introduces bill to defund Manhattan DA’s office


Republican-majority US Congress introduced two pieces of legislation on April 13, 2023 that directly go after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg after he brought the case that led to former President Donald Trump’s indictment earlier this month.

The Daily Caller obtained both of the bills, titled the “Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act”, or the “ALVIN Act”, and the “No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act”.

The “ALVIN Act” would ban federal funds from being given to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and force the DA’s office to repay federal funds granted after January 1, 2022.

“The ‘No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act,’ prohibits state or local law enforcement agencies from using funds or property attainted pursuant to section 511(e) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811(e)), section 981 of title 18, United States Code, or section 524 of title 28, United States Code, to investigate or prosecute the President, Vice President, or a candidate for the office of President in a criminal case while lawlessness permeates major American cities”, The Daily Caller reported.

“District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign pledge to indict President Trump. Bragg took the unprecedented action of converting alleged minor business misdemeanors to 34 individual felonies in an attempt to put President Trump behind bars and humiliate him and his supporters”, Biggs told the Daily Caller.

“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. It’s disturbing to see District Attorney Bragg waste federal resources for political purposes rather than addressing the serious crime in his city. As a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight & Accountability Committees, and with an almost insurmountable national debt that exceeds $ 1 trillion, the nation simply cannot afford to support Mr. Bragg’s politicization of the criminal justice system”, Biggs added.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan informed Alvin Bragg that his lawsuit would not slow down Republicans investigating him.

During an interview on Fox News, the Ohio Republican slammed Bragg for his “pro-crime, anti-victim policies” in New York. Jordan also hit back at Bragg for filing a lawsuit against him, accusing the DA of abusing his power to indict former President Donald Trump for “no crime!”


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