Guns Blazing, Rep Jordan Ripped Into Manhattan's Crooked DA Bragg
As the political fight over former President Donald Trump's alleged campaign finance violation continues to heatedly rage, Republicans are calling out Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for what they see as criminalizing Trump and weaponizing the justice system.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan has been particularly vocal about the situation and on Wednesday spoke out against Bragg on Fox & Friends. Jordan accused Bragg of indicting Trump for a campaign finance violation despite Trump not having violated campaign finance rules.
"My big takeaway is just how relentless they've been after President Trump," Jordan said. "I mean, they spy on his campaign, they raid his home, now they indict him for a campaign finance violation when he didn't even use campaign funds. It's ridiculous, but I think even more importantly than all that, is this is about all of us."
Jordan suggested the indictment was timed to intentionally happen within the same month that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) knocked on the door of journalist Matt Taibbi who disclosed the FBI's communications in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story in the Twitter Files.
"This is about intimidation, this is about chilling everyone's speech, making everyone stand in line," Jordan continued.
Jordan called for Trump's case to be dismissed, citing the reliability of the main witness, Michael Cohen, who he said has lied to Congress six times. Jordan also said House Republicans want to call Bragg before Congress to learn if he coordinated with the federal government, including the Department of Justice or the White House, prior to the Trump indictment.
It's clear that Democrats are trying to weaponize the justice system to go after the Trump administration and its allies, and Jordan isn't the only Republican who is calling them out. Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin has also spoken out against the matter, saying that it's an "abuse of power" and "an attempt to criminalize political differences."
The political weaponization of the justice system is a dangerous path that Democrats are taking and one that could have serious implications for our country. It's important for all Americans to pay attention to this issue and stand up for our rights so we can ensure that justice is served fairly.