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NEW REPORT: How House Republicans Are Weaponizing Congressional Oversight To Protect Convicted Felon Donald Trump and Attack President Biden

Jun 4, 2024

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For Immediate Release
Date: June 4, 2024  

Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of Jim Jordan’s House Weaponization Subcommittee hearing to attack the Department of Justice, the Congressional Integrity Project released a new report. This report outlines the numerous ways that House Republicans have abused their congressional oversight power to interfere with Donald Trump’s criminal trials and attack President Biden. 

House Republicans have interfered in every criminal case Trump is charged in including Alvin Bragg’s successful Manhattan case, Jack Smith’s federal prosecutions, and Fani Willis’ Fulton County case. Jordan and his committee have spent over a year holding political stunt hearings and sent over a dozen letters to the officials involved in prosecuting the former President, accusing all of them of political bias and threatening to take Congressional action to interfere. And now, even after a jury of Donald Trump’s peers found him guilty in Manhattan last week, House Republicans are continuing their attacks on the rule of law. Read the full report here.

Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement: 

“Jim Jordan and James Comer have spent over a year using their committee chairmanships to do now-convicted felon Donald Trump’s bidding. They weaponized Congressional oversight to interfere with Trump’s criminal trials, attacked prosecutors and judges, and brought a bogus and unsuccessful impeachment effort against Joe Biden. MAGA House Republicans have made clear that they would rather act as an arm of Donald Trump’s campaign than actually serve the American people and address the issues they care about like cost of living, border security, and access to health care.”

Read the full report here