Rep. Elise Stefanik calls for AG Letitia James to be disbarred or suspended

 February 14, 2024

Former President Donald Trump is getting a huge boost from his GOP friends in Congress.

According to the New York Post, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called for the disbarment or suspension of New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) due to her "biased investigation" into the former president's New York business dealings.

Stefanik and her team kept count of the numerous biased statements made against Trump, noting in an official complaint each and every instance of biased remarks she made on social media posts.

"In just the first five weeks of the trial that began in October 2023 — before I stopped counting — Ms. James made over 50 highly inappropriate and prejudicial comments on social media," Stefanik's complaint read.

Pulling zero punches, Stefanik called for James to suffer the consequences for going after Trump in what many believe was a politically motivated attempt to hamstring Trump's presidential ambitions.

"This complaint respectfully requests that the Attorney Grievance Committee conduct an investigation and issue an immediate interim suspension, disbar Ms. James as an attorney and counselor-at-law, or suspend Ms. James," Stefanik's complaint continued.

The news comes as Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron is set to issue a verdict in Trump's $370 million New York civil trial, brought forth originally by James regarding Trump's business dealings in the city.

Sources close to the trial are certain that the verdict, which was originally supposed to be revealed at the end of January, will be announced on Friday.

Stefanik's complaint alleged that James "deliberately" attempted to sway the outcome of the case.

"Indeed, Ms. James’ conduct supports a compelling inference that she is deliberately intending to influence the outcome of the matter by creating a powerful media narrative pre-judging the defendants’ liability," the New York Republican wrote.

She added, "Ms. James’ extrajudicial statements could influence the judge or appellate judges that hear the comments. These comments also may affect public perception of the judgment and appellate decisions reviewing that judgment, such as by making the public more receptive to an unlawful judgment against President Trump, his family, and his business."

Notably, Stefanik is rumored to be atop Trump's VP shortlist.

Only time will tell if James is suspended or disbarred as a result of Stefanik's complaint.