Trump is currently in a dogfight for the battle of the presidency with Joe Biden. Current polls show them neck and neck.
And Donald Trump may be out of the doghouse after this massive plan was announced.
It’s common for presidential candidates to face distractions on the campaign trail.
But nothing compares to the distractions that former President Trump is enduring.
He’s currently facing multiple indictments, including a charge in Georgia for allegedly attempting to overturn the election in 2020.
Democrats are hoping these charges stop Trump dead in his tracks and take him out of the running for President.
Republicans in the U.S. House have a different plan; most notably Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA).
According to the Daily Wire, “The most recent offering came from Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), who on Monday announced a pair of amendments that would use the appropriations process to defund federal and state prosecutions of any major presidential candidate in the lead-up to the 2024 election.”
“The congressman specifically called out what he said were the ‘sham’ Trump cases in his press release.”
We must use the power of the purse to protect the integrity of our elections, restore Americans’ faith in our government, and dismantle our nation’s two-tiered system of justice.
I’m proud to lead this effort, and I hope my GOP colleagues will join me.https://t.co/gZ8HCHWunQ
— Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) August 28, 2023
This will be no easy case for Clyde and his allies.
The Senate has a Democrat majority and they wouldn’t be caught dead supporting the amendments Rep. Clyde has proposed.
In a joint statement, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) had this to say about Trump’s indictments, “As a nation built on the rule of law, we urge Mr. Trump, his supporters, and his critics to allow the legal process to proceed without outside interference.”
But despite the Senate being a roadblock, Republicans aren’t going to give up.
“For instance, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has suggested Congress should stop any funds for ‘politically sensitive’ investigations until the Department of Justice establishes a policy requiring non-partisan career staff to oversee them” the Daily Wire reports.
“More singularly focused on the Smith investigations, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) announced legislation last month that would defund the special counsel. And Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has pushed forward legislation to defund taxpayer funding from the Fulton County District Attorney Office.”
Congressional Republicans will also look into the Department of Justice to see if any corruption occurred when indicting Trump.
Even if these proposals don’t work, Donald Trump has to feel good about his allies in Washington, D.C.
And no matter what, the former President is still going to keep pushing forward in his bid for the Oval Office in 2024.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.