Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg’s quest to take down Donald Trump has exposed rogue prosecutors as a major threat to our election system. Our Constitution provides ways to respond, as it always does, by vesting the most power in the House of Representatives. That body can and should compel testimony and the production of emails by the rogue prosecutor’s office before it interferes with our upcoming presidential election. The Speech or Debate Clause found in Article I of the Constitution confers broad immunity on House leaders and their staffs to take effective action to protect the integrity of our presidential election against such wanton interference. One Soros-funded prosecutor cannot properly hold our entire country hostage to a politically motivated indictment.
Last year the D.C. federal courts even expanded the power of the House to demand compliance with its subpoenas, in order to help the J6 Committee investigate Trump supporters. What was good for the goose then is good for the gander now, as the Republican majority should churn out subpoenas to investigate every nook and cranny of this retaliation by Democrats against Trump.
“Investigate the investigators” is what Trump truthed on his Truth Social platform. Instead of campaigning for president as he should be allowed to do, Trump was forced to respond to a bogus indictment by a Democrat county prosecutor.
This sham indictment was immediately condemned by one of the lesser-known Republican presidential candidates, Vivek Ramaswamy. He criticized Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, who were slow in condemning Democrats’ misuse of prosecutorial power and failed to defend Trump. Obviously, we shouldn’t rely on other presidential candidates to solve this problem for us. It’s not just the 2024 presidential contest that is at stake here. If this problem isn’t addressed, we could see rogue prosecutors coming after gubernatorial candidates, Congressional candidates, and more. Before long, you might not be able to run for local dog catcher without facing an indictment. If that isn’t bad for the future of American electoral politics, I don’t know what is. Congress should respond swiftly and strongly to nip this trend in the bud. Protect America’s elections from prosecutors with political agendas.