Rep. Comer says Bragg's case against Trump is for political gain

March 23, 2023
Ryan Ledendecker

As tension builds in the shadow of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump, some Republican lawmakers who have stood against the political witch hunt believe there are other motives behind the unprecedented situation. 

According to Mediaite, Republican House Rep. James Comer (KY) claimed that Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor behind the investigation, is only doing it to score political points for an eventual run for the New York governor's mansion.

The Kentucky Republican made the assertion Thursday night in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

Comer is also one of the Republicans who has called for an investigation into Bragg's flimsy case against the former president.

"Political motivation"

With as many people -- from both sides of the political aisle -- who have come out against the possible indictment of Trump based on an alleged payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before Trump was president, it's no surprise that the leading theory is Bragg's motivation to seek high office.

Comer said as much in response to Ingraham's question about his thoughts on the matter.

"I floated a theory last night that he wants to run for governor," Ingraham noted. "Usually, there’s a political motivation when it comes to these types of radical actions against someone like a former president of the United States."

"Yeah, this is a political stunt," Comer said.

He added: "This is getting him all types of earned media from the left that will help him win a primary. The old mindset in New York is if you were a Democrat, you won the primary, you were a shoo-in."

Many believe that an indictment of Trump would be a feather in Bragg's cap that could help him garner the fundraising and support needed for a gubernatorial campaign.

Weird delays

The grand jury that has met under Bragg's authority has delayed the proceedings for two days in a row. No reason for the adjournment was provided, but many believe it's because Bragg's case is crumbling under national pressure.

The New York Times reported Thursday that the grand jury will reconvene on Monday, though no further details were available concerning whether or not it would vote for or against an indictment against the 45th president.

Hilariously, the Times suggested that the weird delays and "momentum shifts" could be due to "scheduling conflicts or other unexpected interruptions."

The reality is that Bragg's political witch hunt against Trump is rapidly coming to a humiliating end, and it will stain his already below-average career.

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