Republican lawmakers outraged over FBI Raid of President Trump’s estate
Reactions from Marsha Blackburn, Chuck Fleischmann & Marjorie Taylor Greene
MAR-A-LAGO, Florida (WDEF) – Republican lawmakers are outraged over the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago Monday night.
Officials say the raid involves an investigation into former President Trump’s handling of records owned by the federal government.
CBS News reports investigation is by the Justice Department over claims by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Their report says they got 15 boxes of records, some containing classified material, back in January from the estate.
But Republicans are saying today that this is just a hit job by the Biden administration against the former President to keep him from running agaiin.
Here is a sample of the reaction from our representatives:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn:
“Today, the FBI flew agents from Washington, D.C. to advance the bureau’s years-long campaign to take down President Trump. Bill and Hillary Clinton took $28,000 worth of furnishings from the White House, and Obama violated the Presidential Records Act. Yet the FBI did not raid their homes. This is a political witch hunt, and partisan federal prosecutions will only increase now that the Democrats just voted to give the IRS 87,000 more agents. If the DOJ can target President Trump, imagine what they will do to anyone who dares support him. I stand with President Trump.”
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
“Every American should be alarmed by the weaponization of the DOJ and the FBI against a former President of the United States in what is a clear political hit job. The double standard is egregious.”
Rep. Scott DesJarlais
“The FBI raid on President Trump’s private residence leaves myself and the American people with doubts that this was anything more than an abuse of power.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
“I’ve talked a lot about the civil war in the GOP and I lean into it because America needs fearless & effective Republicans to finally put America First. Last night’s tyrannical FBI raid at MAL is unifying us in ways I haven’t seen. In January, we take on the enemy within.”
She is selling “Defund The FBI” shirts and gear on her Facebook page.