GOP Proposes Measure to Defund Trump Prosecutions

A Republican congressman from Georgia has expressed his intent to use the upcoming spending bill negotiations to introduce measures that will cut funding for the federal and state prosecutions of President Donald Trump.

As reported by Fox News, Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said on Monday that he will introduce two amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which will be responsible for providing funding to the Department of Justice (DOJ), among other agencies.

Clyde’s proposed amendments would prohibit the use of federal funds for any investigations that target a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, with the first amendment focusing on federal prosecutions while the second one deals with state prosecutions. President Trump remains the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination, leading his opponents by over 40% in national polling.

“Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars have no place funding the radical Left’s nefarious election interference efforts,” said Clyde in a statement. “Together, Jack Smith, Alvin Bragg, and Fani Willis intentionally brought four sham indictments against the sitting president’s top political opponent, President Donald J. Trump, as the upcoming 2024 presidential election ramps up.”

President Trump is currently facing four different indictments: One from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, regarding his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels; two from Special Counsel Jack Smith, with one dealing with his alleged possession of classified documents and the other focusing on the peaceful protests that took place on January 6th, 2021; and the most recent one from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, dealing with Trump’s attempts to combat voter fraud in the 2020 election in Georgia. All totaled, President Trump is facing 91 charges.

“The American people get to decide who wins the White House — not Deep State actors who have shamelessly attacked Donald Trump since he announced his first bid in 2015,” Clyde continued. “It is imperative that Congress use its power of the purse to protect the integrity of our elections, restore Americans’ faith in our government, and dismantle our nation’s two-tiered system of justice.”

The Appropriations Committee must produce 12 different spending bills ahead of the start of the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1st.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 14, 2023 shows Former US President Donald Trump in Orlando, Florida, on February 26, 2022 and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on August 14, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia prosecutor who brought sweeping charges against former president Donald Trump and 18 other defendants said Monday, August 14, that she wants to hold their trial "within the next six months." Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said arrest warrants had been issued for Trump and the others charged over their efforts to overturn the 2020 election and they had until August 25 to "voluntarily surrender." (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA and Christian MONTERROSA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA,CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA/AFP via Getty Images)