Earlier this week, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona introduced a bill called the “ALVIN Act” that would defund Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office after his blatantly political indictment of former President Trump.
“The ALVIN Act and the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act ensure that George Soros-funded and radical Leftist District Attorney Alvin Bragg is held accountable for misusing federal funds,” Biggs said on Twitter.
The ALVIN Act and the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act ensure that George Soros-funded and radical Leftist District Attorney Alvin Bragg is held accountable for misusing federal funds. https://t.co/AD1uTHfagP
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 13, 2023
Fox News adds the following:
The Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act, or “ALVIN Act,” would prohibit Bragg’s office from receiving federal funding and require that the district attorney repay any funds received after Jan. 1, 2022. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Mary Miller, R-Ill., Eli Crane, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., and Bob Good, R-Va.
Biggs’ second bill, the No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act, would block any state or local law enforcement agency from using resources seized through asset forfeiture to prosecute a president, vice president or a candidate for president in a criminal case.
“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,” he continued.
“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 $31 trillion, the nation simply cannot afford to support Mr. Bragg’s politicization of the criminal justice system.”
Bragg’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
For the last few weeks, Bragg has been in a heated back and forth between several GOP Congress members.
Jim Jordan tore into him during a segment on Fox News on Thursday. WATCH:
Thanks @Jim_Jordan for the shoutout and you’re exactly right – this bill is about fairness and removing the politics from the courtroom. https://t.co/it2gXtscQO
— Congressman Russell Fry (@RepRussellFry) April 14, 2023