U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers condemning the actions of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over the possible arrest of former President Donald Trump.
Rogers (R-Saks), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said the possible charges are illegitimate.
“I am deeply disturbed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s pursuit of bogus charges against President Trump,” he said. “Should he choose to go through with indicting President Trump, it would be a slap in the face to the American judicial system and an absolute disgrace.”
He also said it was yet another attempt by the “radical left” to further persecute Trump.
“This drawn-out political witch hunt is another example of the radical Left’s weaponization of the law against President Trump and conservatives,” said Rogers.
In his statement, Rogers then drew attention to New York’s increasing crime rate since Bragg has taken office.
“Violent crime in New York has skyrocketed under Bragg’s watch, and one of America’s most richly historic cities has descended into mayhem,” he said. “Instead of pursuing sham charges, Bragg should either focus his time on protecting New Yorkers from violent criminals or resign immediately.”
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.
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