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STATEMENT: The MAGA House Weaponization Subcommittee Held Yet Another Hearing To Help Shield Donald Trump

May 15, 2024

PRESS RELEASE         Contact:
For Immediate Release
Date: May 15, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, Jim Jordan and his fellow MAGA House Republicans on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government used their government positions to shield Donald Trump from his multiple criminal charges. Following MAGA House Speaker Johnson’s visit to New York City for Donald Trump’s criminal trial, MAGA Republicans spent the entirety of today’s hearing attacking federal prosecutors, witnesses for the prosecution, and the daughter of the judge in Trump’s criminal trial. 

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

“From Congressional hearings to pilgrimages to Trump’s criminal trial in New York City, MAGA House Republicans are going all out to defend Donald Trump, attack the rule of law, and attempt to harm President Biden politically. Once again they are putting their sycophantic loyalty to Trump over the important priorities of Americans across the country, like border security, access to healthcare, and the cost of living.” 

House Republicans Have Repeatedly Weaponized Congress Against Our Justice System To Defend Former President Trump From His Criminal Indictments and Appease the MAGA Base, At All Costs

MAGA Republicans like James Comer and Jim Jordan have spent over a year attacking the law enforcement officials bringing charges against Donald Trump, threatening to haul them in front of Congress, holding politically motivated hearings targeting them for unrelated issues, and harassing them on right-wing media. It’s not their job to protect Donald Trump – but instead of addressing issues that matter to the American people, they are attacking those working to bring Donald Trump to justice.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has spent his time as Judiciary chairman railing against law enforcement, denying the violence and chaos of January 6th, and conducting an evidence-free impeachment investigation of President Joe Biden, all to help Donald Trump. In addition, he has used his chairmanship to interfere in every criminal case Trump is charged in including the Bragg case, Jack Smith’s federal prosecutions related to the January 6th insurrection, Trump’s theft of classified documents and subsequent obstruction, and the Georgia Fulton County prosecution for conspiring to illegally overturn the 2020 election results there.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has also spent his chairmanship weaponizing the government to help Donald Trump. Along with Jim Jordan, he interfered with every one of Donald Trump’s criminal cases. He has repeatedly used his appearances on right-wing television to attack prosecutors and threaten retaliation.

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz are once again trying to defund special counsel Jack Smith’s office. Smith is investigating Trump’s actions surrounding the January 6th insurrection and his theft of classified documents and subsequent obstruction.