Republicans in Congress stated on Tuesday that they want to either see someone “clean house” over at the FBI or have the agency completely dismantled in the wake of federal agents from the bureau raiding the Florida home of former President Donald Trump.
It looks like the GOP is done playing, folks. The FBI has been involved in corruption and making war on Trump for far too long now, their efforts stretching back to when he first took office.
“This is Gestapo crap and it will not stand. The Department of Injustice needs to be cleaned out if they are going to start pretending we are some kind of banana republic,” Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, went on to say in a video she posted on Twitter.
Another Republican lawmaker, Paul Gosar of Arizona, also pulled imagery from the Nazi era of world history saying, “I will support a complete dismantling and elimination of the democrat brown shirts known as the FBI. This is too much for our republic to withstand.”
According to The Washington Times, “Others espoused a simple twist on the ‘defund the police’ rhetoric that some liberal voices have used to call for social services in place of law enforcement.”
“DEFUND THE FBI!” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a member of the GOP from Georgia, stated in a post on Twitter.
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“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Attorney General Merrick Garland should preserve documents and clear his calendar because the GOP will investigate the raid if they retake the majority. Ms. Boebert made a similar vow in her Twitter video,” the report said.
While many individuals in the Republican Party spoke out against the apparent weaponization of federal law enforcement agencies, there were a number of the former president’s critics who believed they were pointing out irony when slamming the GOP for saying they support law enforcement but are objecting to this particular operation.
“On Tuesday, Mr. Cruz objected to the Mar-a-Lago raid as politically motivated,” the Washington Times reported.
“The FBI raiding Donald Trump is unprecedented. It is corrupt & an abuse of power,” he said in his post. “What Nixon tried to do, Biden has now implemented: The Biden Admin has fully weaponized DOJ & FBI to target their political enemies.”
It does seem as if this whole raid business is some sort of political assault on Trump. The move was made just a few months before the midterm elections, where it’s been rumored that the former president would announce intentions to run again in 2024.
Perhaps they are trying to find a way to prevent that from happening. That would certainly make sense. We all know how deeply obsessed the left is with Trump. They would do anything to stop him, yet if he were to go away, they would be pining away for him, bringing him up in almost every conversation, unable to just let go of their former love.
It will be interesting to see if the FBI is investigated for any sort of wrongdoing in the conducting of this operation and what possible consequences they could face if any is discovered.