Republicans rush to Trump defense after the FBI executes a search warrant in Mar-a-Lago

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “keep your papers and clear your calendar, warning of oversight investigation “when” Republicans take back camera in midterm elections.

“Department of Justice has reached an unbearable state of politicization with guns,” McCarthy said.

House Republicans briefly discussed FBI raid during conference call on On Tuesday, several sources told CNN. Top Republicans made clear what they want to get answers and full Accounting Department of the Ministry of Justice.

call previously planned in to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act, which goes to the House floor Friday.

But at the top of in a call McCarthy was kicking things off then turned things around over to Rep. Jim Jordan, Chief Republican on House Judiciary Committee and Rep. Mike Turner, Chief Republican on House Intelligence Committee.

They repeated their demands for accountability but not signal what kind of supervision do they have plans will if they win majority.

Trump also set meet on tuesday with about a dozen members of House Republican Research Committee led by Indiana Rep. Jim Banks at his residence in Bedminster, New Jersey, according to a friend with their plans providing a timely opportunity for in former president to rally the members to his side after being searched by the FBI.

July CNN Poll found that the majority of Registered Republican voters and Republican supporters are not want Trump will be their party nominee in presidential election 2024. But former the president is still powerful inside party; Republican candidates across the country sought his support. in their 2022 primaries, and on Saturday, Trump overwhelmingly won informal straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas.

Rallying around Trump, many Republicans, including Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, attacked the Democrats. instead after news of fbi search, with some say Biden himself should be investigated.

“There is an urgent need to investigate and accountability in Joe Biden and his administration using the weapons of this department against their political opponents — likely 2024 Republican nominee for the president of United States,” said New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, a member of of leadership of the House of Representatives of the Republican Party.

Turner, Chief Republican on The House Intelligence Committee requested an “immediate briefing” from FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying the agency’s actions were “unprecedented” and that he “did not know of any actual or perceived national security threat” from materials in Trump possession.

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley, a potential nominee in 2024, criticized Biden, saying he “led our Republic into dangerous waters” and urged for Garland either resign or be impeached.

“At the very least, Garland should resign or be impeached. The search warrant must be published. Christoper Ray should be removed. And the FBI reformed from top to bottom.” — Hawley tweeted.

Former Vice President Mike Pence called on Garland to secure”full accounting” of FBI search.

“I share deep concern of millions of Americans over unprecedented search of personal residence of President Trump,” Pence tweeted.

“Yesterday’s action undermines public confidence in our system of justice and Attorney General Garland should give a full bookkeeping for american people as to why this action was taken and he should do it immediately,” he said.

While many prominent Republicans were quick to criticize the Biden administration and defend Trump, others took a more muted approach as questions remained around cause of FBI search.

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, Member of Senate Republican Leadership, tweeted: “Raid on former presidential home is unprecedented. The Department of Justice needs to tell Americans quickly and transparently people who approved this raid and why it happened.”

At a press conference in Kentucky focused on flood damage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to comment on The FBI is executing a search warrant in Mar-a-Lago.

“I’m here today to talk about flood and recovery from flood,” he said.

McConnell office also declined to comment.

Democrats said no one is above the law.

This was stated by the speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. on NBC today show That’s her first learned of FBI search when “flashed” on her phone and repeatedly said that she only knew what public.

“We believe in in rule of law, Pelosi added.

And Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Chairman of House Oversight Committee Investigates Trump’s Behavior of documents called on Department of Justice to “fully investigate” former behavior of the president of information.

“The presidents have a solemn duty for guard national security and claims that former President Trump has put our security on risk misclassification information demand the most careful attention,” said the New York Democrat. – Although the details of today’s activities in Mar-a-Lago are still popping up, it’s clear that the Department of Justice must fully investigate the potentially serious wrongdoing by President Trump. of secret information.”

Number of Republicans in the Senate are outraged by the actions of the Department of Justice against Trump, a former and alleged future rival of President Joe Biden.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said: “President Trump is likely to run again in 2024” and noted that the midterm elections in less than 100 days left. “The beginning of such an investigation of a former A president so close to the election is more than problematic.”

FBI search also quickly became the subject of conversation in Governor of Florida race. Gov. Ron DeSantis, Trump’s potential Republican challenger in 2024, tweeted: “The raid of MAL – another escalation in armament of federal agencies against political opponents”, citing the Biden administration.

Florida Rep. Charlie Crist, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, shot to death back”Governor DeSantis’ reflex guerrilla response to these law enforcement actions proves that again he more interested in playing politics what to look for justice or rule of law.”

CNN’s Morgan Rimmer, Caitlan Collins, Rebecca Metzler, Zachary Cohen, and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.

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