Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to defund Special Counsel Jack Smith, halt Trump inquiry 2023

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stated Monday she will submit a bill to defund special counsel Jack Smith and his investigation of former President Donald Trump.

“Today, I’d like to announce that I’m writing an appropriations rider to defund Jack Smith, special counsel, his office and the investigation,” Greene said Monday on the House Floor. “This is weaponized government attempt to take down the top political enemy and leading presidential candidate of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

In November, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith to examine Trump’s handling of confidential papers he took from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after his tenure ended.

Greene’s revelation comes as Trump is due to be charged Tuesday in Miami, Florida, on 37 classified document and obstruction of justice accusations.

Greene stated Smith’s inquiry against Trump was politically motivated and that Trump was treated differently than Democrats who had deleted secret material.

“We cannot allow the government to be weaponized for political purposes,” she stated. I’d like my colleagues to join me in this endeavour. We must utilize appropriations to curb government weaponization, especially while we know there are real criminals.

She also compared the Justice Department’s Trump investigation to the Clinton investigation.

“That should have been investigated,”

Greene also mentioned President Joe Biden’s sensitive records, which were removed as vice president and located in the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. Delaware home paperwork were found.

Special counsel Robert Hur is probing Biden’s sensitive document handling.

“Don’t forget Joe Biden’s documents that are sitting in his garage next to his Corvette where the door opens and closes,” Greene remarked. “America sees this for exactly what it is and we will not allow it to stand.”

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz supported Greene’s idea.

Sunday, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said the House should follow its constitutional oversight duties.

“Congress can and should hold the Biden DOJ accountable by defunding their efforts during the appropriations process, executing the Holman Rule to remove and defund corrupt officials, and conducting oversight on its baseless investigations,” Biggs tweeted.

Smith charged Trump with stealing sensitive materials in a 49-page indictment.

These documents contained “information regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign counties; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to foreign attack,” Smith said.

Smith’s office stated the former president discussed secret material with others. The special counsel claimed he stored them in a Mar-a-Lago ballroom, bathroom, office, bedroom, and storage room.

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