Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are exploring ways to use legislation to fund the government to undermine Trump’s criminal prosecutions.
NBC News reported:
Representative Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is calling for funding to be cut off from Smith’s office, which has sued Trump in the Jan. 6 criminal investigation and a Florida case over his handling of classified documents. “The House of Representatives must dismantle Jack Smith’s office and end the witch hunt,” Gaetz said in a statement. Another Trump ally who has the ear of Chairman Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., supports that impulse.
Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, R-Ohio, is publicly calling on party leaders to include provisions in state funding law that change the way the Justice Department can use money. That includes barring the country from conducting “a politically sensitive investigation” — which includes political candidates and family members — “until the Justice Department enacts a policy requiring non-partisan career personnel to monitor on such investigations.”
This is what abuse of power looks like
It doesn’t matter if people like Gaetz and Jordan face an uphill battle in using their power hinder the prosecution of Donald Trump. There should be a bipartisan agreement that any member of Congress who entertains the thought of using his power to interfere in a criminal prosecution has no place in Congress.
This is not politics as usual or normal. Congress and members of Congress should never function in this manner. There are three separate branches of government. The legislature should not interfere with the work of law enforcement.
Republicans do not want Trump to face a jury because they fear he will be convicted, but Republicans in the House of Representatives who try to protect Trump by abusing their power are guilty of violating their oath of office and betrayal of the American people.