Congressman Says DAs Could Lose Federal Funding

House committee chair issues a warning regarding the politicization of their offices.

Representative Bryan Steil of Wisconsin, Chairman of the House Administration Committee, issued a warning to district attorneys: Federal funding they may receive for their offices could be at risk if they abuse their prosecutorial power for political reasons rather than addressing violent crime. 

“Often the federal government is funding and providing resources to prosecutors across the United States,” Congressman Steil said. “The purpose of that is to make our cities safer. If we find out through this investigation that instead those are being used to weaponize DAs across the country with a purpose of grinding a political ax rather than making our communities safer, we’re gonna have to go back into the funding model.” 

Earlier House Speaker Kevin McCarthy directed committees in the House with relevant oversight to investigate whether “politically motivated prosecutions” were being done with federal money. 

“We continue to see DAs across the country engaged in political behavior,” said Representative Steil, indicating that the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would be only one in a list of district attorneys who are utilizing the legal system to settle political scores. “That sure looks like it’s the case in this situation. What we want our DAs to do is actually go and work in the judicial system in an unpolitical way to actually hold criminals accountable and put guilty criminals behind bars.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they assess the distribution and use of federal funds.
  • For Speaker McCarthy as he negotiates the debt ceiling and federal spending.
  • For district attorneys to uphold the oaths of office that they took and protect the public from violent crime.

Sources: Just The News, The Hill 


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