WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s most ardent allies on Capitol Hill erupted in fury Thursday night as news of his impeachment rocked the country. They rushed to his defense, criticizing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of the Republican Party’s leading presidential candidate as a political witch hunt designed to influence the 2024 election.

«Outrageous,» tweeted Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is using his duties as chairman of the Federal Government’s Judiciary and Arms committees to investigate Bragg’s work.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, who was endorsed by Trump during his bid for speaker, wrote that Bragg «has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our presidential election» and «weapons our hallowed justice system against President Donald Trump.»

The speaker also nodded to the GOP-controlled House committees investigating Bragg’s impeachment of Trump: «The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his abuse to account.» unprecedented power.»

Jordan, as well as Supervisory Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, sent Bragg a letter this month asking him to testify. before Congress about his investigation into Trump’s secret payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

“Alvin Bragg is a NATIONAL SHAME on our justice system. President Trump has been shown to have done nothing wrong.» aggregate Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, former Trump White House physician. “This is nothing more than a political stunt to prevent Trump from becoming president in 2024! WITCH HUNT!»

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, who was preparing to deliver a Lincoln Day speech in Gettysburg Thursday night. tweeted«The irony of being on the battlefield when I found out that President Trump has been impeached runs deep.»

Greene said Trump was innocent and «the only one standing in the way of these modern tyrants, just like our founding fathers did, to protect each of us from evil.»

“Remove Biden,” he continued. “He has given us all the reasons and the family bank records and more are giving us receipts. But now that the gloves are off. Pursue each and every crime. Enough of this witch hunt bullshit.

On the other side of the Capitol, Trump’s former presidential rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: “The hatred of the Democratic Party towards Donald Trump has no limits”.

“The ‘substance’ of this political persecution is pure garbage,” said Cruz, a former Texas attorney general. “This is unprecedented and a catastrophic escalation in the use of weapons by the justice system.”