- Former President Donald Trump was charged with 34 felony counts Tuesday in Manhattan.
- House Republicans incensed by the arraignment began spitballing ways to fight back.
- “Congress will be coming after him when this is done!” one said of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
Watching Donald Trump get hit with 34 felony counts on Tuesday sent enraged House Republicans in search of ways they might wreak vengeance on those who dare defy their leading candidate for 2024.
The near-term targets thrown out by fans of the now-formally charged former president include Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has already drawn the ire of House GOP leaders spearheading the party’s myriad oversight investigations, as well President Joe Biden and his immediate family members.
Rep. Ronny Jackson lashed out at Bragg on social media, accusing the long-time federal prosecutor of being a “spineless weasel” orchestrating a “dangerous partisan political stunt.”
“Hope he enjoys his fifteen minutes of fame, because Congress will be coming after him when this is done!” the former White House physician and now Texas Republican wrote on Twitter.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who made some pro-Trump statements ahead of his arraignment only to be overwhelmed by counter-protestors and heckled by New York lawmakers, responded to the unsealing of the falsifying business records charges brought against Trump by pledging to dig deeper into President Biden, and his troubled son, Hunter’s, financial records to try and pull something similar together.
—Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 4, 2023
“On the Oversight Committee, we are investigating. I’m going to review financials when I get back to DC,” the Georgia Republican wrote of her plan to further Oversight Chairman James Comer’s ongoing project.
Other House colleagues were less specific about how they’d try and get even.
“The extreme left has changed all the rules — now we must play by them,” Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania hung out there on Twitter.
“This day cannot be forgotten,” Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona wrote online in a post bemoaning the “unequivocal persecution of Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, House GOP Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik predicted that all those seeking to politically harm Trump with this trial had actually sealed their own fates.
“President Trump will defeat this latest witch-hunt, defeat Joe Biden, and will be sworn in as President of the United States of America in January 2025,” she said in a press release.