Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter sat down with The Political Insider’s Brett Smith to discuss the ramifications and recourses that could result from former President Donald Trump’s indictment.
Smith asked whether or not House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy could in fact hold New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg accountable, as he had recently said, for what he considers to be “weaponizing the justice system” to go after the Republican frontrunner in order to derail his third presidential campaign.
McCarthy has also made accusations about federal funds being used.
“What can House Republicans really do to hold Bragg accountable or stop him?” asked Smith.
“Nothing, unless he comes there and lies and then maybe you have perjury that someday a DOJ can try him for in freaking Washington D.C.” remarked Schlichter. “This is why I would, If I was them, hold the hearings outside of Washington D.C. in venues where you can get a really jury down the road as part of our ‘operation payback’.”
“I would suggest that what we do is, you know, get the Republicans to change the law and venue that is somebody can get be charged, somebody commits a crime in Washington D.C., can actually be charged in Maryland or Virginia so you don’t have a Washington D.C. jury which will always convict a Republican and never convict a Democrat,” Schlichter continued.
Washington, D.C. is one of the deepest blue areas of the country, voting 93% for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and 93% for Joe Biden in 2020.
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Smith asked further whether Schlichter believed whether or not Bragg’s case would collapse before even making it to trial in December.
“The case is going to end when it gets to the U.S. Supreme Court which it will through convoluted means,” replied Schlichter. “Until then, if this was a real case, it would be gone this week based on motion to dismiss. It’s not a real case.”
Schlichter also remarked about the obviously biased nature of the individuals involved in targeting Trump, including the judge who he claims is a partisan donor, whose daughter “works for [Vice President] Kamala Harris.”
Loren Merchan, the daughter of Judge Juan Merchan, has worked for Kamala Harris and Adam Schiff.
“It should be dismissed, so I mean again, not a legal case,” he added.
House Republicans on the Move or Not?
This week, the House Judiciary Committee began to hold hearings in Manhattan over the rampant increase in violent crime in New York City. However, House Democrats are claiming that this is an attempt at subterfuge in order to target Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose district covers Manhattan where the trial will take place, commented, “We’re here today in Lower Manhattan for one reason and one reason only: The chairman is doing the bidding for Donald Trump.”
Rep. Jim Jordan, who is currently the House Judiciary Chair, attempted to call on Bragg to testify before the committee, but Bragg decided to decline making an appearance.
“The House GOP continues to attempt to undermine an active investigation and ongoing New York criminal case with an unprecedented campaign of harassment and intimidation,” later tweeted Bragg.
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