New Republican proposal seeks to defund Jack Smith

By Jen Krausz on
 June 4, 2024

A new House proposal by Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (OH) would strip funding for "politically sensitive investigations," particularly into current and former presidents and vice-presidents during the next fiscal year, which begins September 29.

Jordan made the proposal in a letter to sent to Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole. Jordan's plan would also prevent any federal funds from being used to participate in any state prosecutions, such as the ones against former President Donald Trump by Letitia James and Fani Willis, as well as civil prosecutions.

Any such proposals would need to be passed by the House and Senate and signed by President Joe Biden to take effect--which is not very likely.

Jordan called the conviction of Trump by a Manhattan court on 34 counts of falsifying business records a travesty of justice and said it was done "to keep President Trump off the campaign trail and avoid bringing attention to President Biden's failing radical policies."

The ramifications

Such a policy would have ramifications for the investigation into Biden about whether he or his family members used his political influence to trade favors for cash.

Ostensibly, those would also be verboten under Jordan's proposal.

Still, that investigation probably had limits anyway with Biden in charge of the Justice Department.

It would not exempt prosecuting Hunter Biden on gun and tax violations.

Trump on board

Trump has long said the Justice Department and FBI should be defunded over their "witch hunt" against him.

So far, similar proposals by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) haven't gotten any traction, but she has previously been taken off committees for saying some ridiculous things, so there's a difference in gravitas and reputation between her and Jordan.

There's no doubt opposing political parties and the deep state have gone off the rails by using political prosecutions to try to take out Trump.

The independent spirit of Americans, particularly conservatives, have made those efforts backfire so far and have generally pushed Trump higher in the polls.

Can't help themselves

It doesn't seem like Democrats can stop themselves from going after Trump even when it is so clearly hurting them, however.

It's good to see their clearly wrong actions coming back to bite them.

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