House Republicans set New York hearing on Alvin Bragg's anti-crime policies

"If Bragg can spend resources indicting President Trump, he should be able to address the soaring crime," the Arizona congressman Andy Biggs said.

This Monday the House Judiciary Committee reported that it will hold a field hearing in New York City next week to discuss Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's "soft" anti-crime policies.

The hearing titled "Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan," will be held on April 17 and will "examine how Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s pro-crime, anti-victim policies have led to an increase in violent crime and a dangerous community for New York City residents," reported the committee.

The committee's decision comes on the heels of former President Donald Trump being indicted and prosecuted in Bragg's district, drawing heavy criticism primarily from the Republican Party. "If Bragg can spend resources indicting President Trump, he should be able to address the soaring crime in NYC," said Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs.

Even some Democratic voters have lambasted the prosecutor as they consider that the resources being used for the case against the former president should be used to lower the crime rate.

"They found the worst prosecutor in America to prosecute Trump because Alvin Bragg would not prosecute a Black on Black crime or Latino-Latino crime… He'll set those guys free. In the meantime, he goes after a former president (…) I think we're concentrating on the wrong thing and that this may backfire," said Sammy Ravelo, a former Democratic police officer.

Bragg's spokesman responds

The prosecutor's office spoke out after the announcement of the hearing and called it a "political stunt."

"Don't be fooled, the House GOP is coming to the safest big city in America for a political stunt. This hearing won't engage in actual efforts to increase public safety, such as supporting national gun legislation and shutting down the iron pipeline," said a spokesperson for the district attorney.