Minority Leader Opposes McCarthy’s Comments on Trump Investigation

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On Sunday, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) criticized the House weaponization subcommittee, voicing his opposition to comments by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) regarding the New York investigation into former President Donald Trump.

On March 18, McCarthy had targeted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accusing him of seeking “political vengeance” through the investigation. He had further added that he was planning to instruct the involved committees to examine whether federal funding had been used to sway elections with “politically motivated prosecutions,” according to a report from The Hill.

Jeffries had an interview on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” where he stated that he disagreed completely with what McCarthy had said. He added that he didn’t know which committee McCarthy had referred to but it might be the “so-called weaponization committee,” or, as he said might be more appropriate, “the Committee to Protect Insurrectionists.”

Bragg’s investigation has been focused on the payments made to Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. Recently, there has been a significant amount of speculation about Trump potentially being arrested in relation to the investigation. A number of conservatives and GOP members have supported Trump’s defense in this case stating that the probe is fueled by politics.

McCarthy said while attending the GOP issues retreat in Orlando that he expected Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to look into Bragg’s probe. However, Jeffries has argued that this subcommittee has predominantly been formed as a means of fueling a number of conspiracy theories.

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