On Thursday, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced two bills to hold the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, led by District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accountable for its failure to address lawlessness in the region and for utilizing federal resources in the political prosecution of former U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
The Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act or the ALVIN Act prohibits federal funds from being awarded to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and requires the Office to repay federal funds granted after January 1, 2022.
The No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act prohibits state or local law enforcement agencies from using funds or property seized through asset forfeiture, to investigate or prosecute the President, Vice President, or a candidate for the office of President in a criminal case.
“District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign pledge to indict President Trump. Bragg took the unprecedented action of converting alleged minor business misdemeanors to 34 individual felonies in an attempt to put President Trump behind bars and humiliate him and his supporters,” said Congressman Andy Biggs.
“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.
“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.”
The Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act or the ALVIN Act text may be read here.
Cosponsors of the Accountability for Lawless Violence In Our Neighborhoods Act or the ALVIN Act include: Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), and Rep. Bob Good (R-VA).
The No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act text may be read here.