GOP Lawmaker Seeks To Defund Prosecution Against Trump

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) plans to use the forthcoming budget fight to delay federal and state prosecutions of former President Trump.

Clyde said the government should not subsidize the extreme Left’s malicious electoral intervention attempts. Jack Smith, Alvin Bragg, and Fani Willis conspired to file four phony charges against President Donald J. Trump in the run-up to the 2024 presidential election.

House Appropriations Committee members like Clyde have until October 1 to put together 12 separate spending measures to fund the government for the next fiscal year. On Monday, he said he would introduce two changes to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which is responsible for allocating funds to the Justice Department and other agencies.

Both bills would make it illegal to use taxpayer money to go against a major presidential contender before the 2024 election. The first deals with prosecutions at the federal level, while the second handles similar situations at the state level.

Even though Trump has been hit with four criminal charges, he still has the backing of his loyalists. For political reasons, many say prosecutors are trying to hurt him in the 2024 GOP primary. There are 91 counts against the ex-president, including his alleged attempts to reverse his 2020 defeat.

On Monday, Clyde slammed the charges as a “witch hunt” and expressed alarm about how they were being handled.

Special Counsel Jack Smith has taken a lot of flak for filing two federal charges against the ex-president. His handling of confidential information led to one charge, while the 2020 election was the center of the other.

Clyde feels the presidential election is ultimately in the hands of the American people, not the Deep State critics who have been at it nonstop since Donald Trump’s first run for office in 2015. Clyde said that Congress must use its financial might to restore faith in government, ensure fair elections, and eliminate the country’s two-tiered judicial system.

‘I am dedicated to spearheading this initiative and am calling on my fellow members of the House Appropriations Committee to do the same,’ Clyde said.

Given the GOP’s slim majority in the House, Clyde’s amendments have a fair chance of passing if they make it through the legislative process and to a vote on the floor.

Nonetheless, the Senate’s current Democratic majority will unlikely approve the reforms.