Republican Fury at Manhattan’s Bragg over Looming Trump Charges

Republican Fury at Manhattan’s Bragg over Looming Trump Charges. By Matthew Boyle.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy lit into leftist Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at a press conference as House Republicans gathered to discuss and formulate their 2023 agenda plans, with looming likely charges from Bragg against former President Donald Trump coming this week. …

McCarthy, in his comments to the assembled media, lit into Bragg for accepting money from a George Soros-backed organization in his campaign for district attorney, and for rising crime rates in New York that he is ignoring and perhaps exacerbating while instead focusing on Trump.

“Let’s walk through this. This is a DA that won a million dollars from Soros that actually funds, for political purposes, who becomes a DA,” McCarthy said. “This is a DA that has watched crime and prides himself on not prosecuting felonies, and actually lowering them down to misdemeanors, which has caused a lot of the crime and why people have risen up.”

McCarthy also ripped the legal basis for potential charges against Trump, arguing that it is “the weakest case out there” and that the statute of limitations had passed — and that the effort by Bragg to raise it from a misdemeanor to a felony smacks of political persecution.

McCarthy called on the country, too, to remain calm no matter what happens. He said, “I don’t think people should protest this” and said Trump’s comments, in his view, were taken out of context by many even though he said he had not spoken to Trump about it.

“I don’t think people should protest this, no. I think President Trump, if you talk to him, he doesn’t believe that either,” McCarthy said.