by John Solomon
For months, House Republicans have decried the actions of leftist local prosecutors who free violent felons or prosecute political enemies like Donald Trump. Now they are beginning to rally around a solution that could inflict significant punishment on wayward district attorneys.
Rep Austin Scott (R-Ga.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Just the News that Republicans are considering turning the tables in a debate started by liberals a few years ago when they tried to eliminate the qualified immunity that protected police officers from lawsuits.
“I think you’re going to have to look at prosecutorial misconduct and whether or not prosecutors in this country should be exempt from liability,” Scott said in an interview Friday night on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that Congress will take some action to punish Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg after he brought charges against Trump after months of downgrading violent felonies against other offenders.
“As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump,” McCarthy said. “The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
Scott suggested Republicans are privately discussing borrowing a page from the liberal playbook from a few years ago when some Democrats moved to end qualified immunity from police officers in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing
“These left-wing, liberal prosecutors and George Soros prosecutors want to take away immunity from police officers, yet they want to maintain it for themselves,” he explained. “I guarantee you if this prosecutor did not have immunity for his actions, he would not have filed this against Donald Trump.
I’ve supported this measure for some time, since they suggested denying officers their immunity. Those who release known violent criminals back into society should be held accountable in some way when they commit more crimes.
I also believe that when witnesses are called before a Congressional hearing and put under oath, those asking the questions should be considered under oath as well and under the threat of prosecution for perjury is they lie. The case of Schiff lying about Trump’s phone call leaps immediately to mind.
Those with legal and political power should no longer be allowed to lie and violate laws with impunity.