The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a field hearing in New York City to hold Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg accountable for his policies in the Big Apple that have purportedly led to rampant crime, multiple outlets have reported.
This news comes shortly after Bragg’s office moved to charge President Donald Trump with an astronomical 34 felony counts of allegedly “falsifying” business records last week.
According to the New York Post, the field hearing will be held on April 17 at the Jacob Javits Federal Building near the lower Manhattan courthouse and DA’s office.
House committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, confirmed that the hearing would be taking place in a statement posted to Twitter.
“Alvin Bragg’s radical pro-crime, anti-victim policies have led to an increase in violent crime in New York City,” he wrote. “Next week, the Judiciary Committee will examine these policies during a field hearing in Manhattan.”
Per the New York Post, Bragg is known for downgrading the charges for 52 percent of offenders in Manhattan, while simultaneously pursuing charges against President Trump.
“In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision,” Rep. Jordan wrote to Bragg last month, Fox News reported.
Via Axios, an advisory sent out by the Committee on the Judiciary stated that the field hearing “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.”
As reported by RSBN, last week, Chairman Jordan subpoenaed former New York County Special Assistant Mark Pomerantz to appear before the committee for his previous work investigating the finances of President Donald Trump.
Pomerantz infamously resigned from the investigation and went on to publish a book about the ongoing probe.
Chairman Jordan additionally has invited Michael Colangelo, the Senior Counsel to the New York County District Attorney’s office, to appear for an interview as part of their investigative oversight of Manhattan DA Bragg.