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April 05, 2023

GOP Mulls Stripping Prosecutors of Their Immunity to Lawsuit

GOP considers stripping prosecutors of legal immunity amid Trump indictment: Report

By Ryan King, Breaking Politics Reporter


House Republicans are reportedly setting their sights on countering "politicized" court cases by making prosecutors liable for misconduct.

Long vexed by what they describe as the "weaponization" of the justice system, House Republicans have been outraged by the vote to indict former President Donald Trump announced last week and have mulled countermeasures. Under the concept, the GOP would create a pathway to push back against unruly district attorneys.

"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," Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) told Just the News.

Scott likened the idea to the push to end qualified immunity for police officers that many progressives clamored for in the wake of George Floyd's death. Qualified immunity shields police officers from liability unless they clearly breach constitutional rights.

"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," Scott added. "I guarantee you if this prosecutor did not have immunity for his actions, he would not have filed this against Donald Trump."

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify before his panel about his investigation of Trump.

"We have a lot of questions for the Manhattan district attorney. He doesn't have the luxury of whether or not to determine whether he didn't show up for a congressional inquiry. I think we're going to use whatever means necessary," Comer told Fox Business on Monday.

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In response to the wave of House GOP criticisms, Bragg's office blasted Republicans for choosing to "collaborate with Mr. Trump's efforts to vilify and denigrate" the Manhattan office and make "unfounded allegations" the inquiry was "politically motivated."

Meanwhile, the NPC Propaganda Droids of the Democrat Media got their latest coding update: "It's a sad day for America," they literally all said.

It's incredible. They always just repeat each other. Like a string of ten thousand ants delivering a message through antenna-tap telegraphy.


Trump famously gave James Comey a pass because he was white.

A Real Prosecutor slivered a made-up crime into 34 separate components, which the rules of ethics for prosecutors forbids! But let's take him seriously! He has a Credential and it doesn't matter that the Credentialed People are now just acting like fucking stupid vicious animals, let's pretend that Credential still means something and defer to them!

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