Republican lawmakers and officials blamed the Biden administration on Monday night of weapons of the Ministry of Justice for political ends after former US President Donald Trump said the FBI had searched his Florida. home.
The allies hurried back Trump’s statement about the unprecedented search of a former presidential home was politically motivated with some promise to take action on Capitol Hill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-California, said the Justice Department has reached an “unbearable state.” of armed politicization” and promised that the Republicans would oversee of department if they win back camera in November midterm elections.
“Attorney General Garland, save your documents and clear your calendar,” McCarthy said. in statement.
Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who leads the Senate Republican Party campaign hand, tweeted that the search was part of of a history of the Biden administration “harassed” its political opponents without providing any supporting Details. Scott also demanded answers about the actions of the FBI, insisting that bureau “should explain what they did today and why.”
Source familiar with The file said the search was related to classified documents that Trump was alleged to have taken. with him from the White House to his Palm Beach resort in January 2021.
A separate source said it was Trump. team understanding that the investigation is related to the transfer of documents from the White House in Mar-a-Lago and that agents confiscated several boxes of the documents.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel suggested that the FBI’s activities were partisan. attack.
“Countless times we have examples of Democrats defy the law and abuse power with non-recourse,” McDaniel said. in a statement offering the only way stop Democrats “means elect Republicans in November”.
Former Vice President Mike Pence pressured by Trump help carry out his plan to cancel the 2020 election, also attacked the Department of Justice.
“Not former The president of United States has ever been raided of their personal residence in American history,” he tweeted Tuesday. “After many years, when the FBI agents found act on political motivation in our management, the emergence of the continued partiality of the Department of Justice needs to be addressed.”
“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 must do so immediately,” he said. wrote.
Other Republicans expressed concern about the potential repercussions for the election. in November and in 2024.
“There are 100 days left until the midterm elections. President Trump is likely to run again in 2024 No one is above the law. The law must be higher politicsSenator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted. “However, the start of such an investigation of a former A president so close to the election is more than problematic.”
Republicans who considered potential contenders for the White House in 2024 also suspended in.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested the search was “another escalation.” in attempt to take over the political power against opponents of the administration, “while people like Hunter Biden is in treatment with child gloves.”
South Dakota Governor Christy Noem also referred to search as an example of “unprecedented political weaponry” of Justice Department, adding that the agency’s investigations into Trump over the years were “un-American”.
representative for ministry of justice declined to comment on FBI search, and the White House said it was ignored…up.
“We didn’t have a notice of reported action and refer you to the Department of Justice for any additional information”, White House official said.
Vaughn Hilliard as well as Rebecca Shabad contributed.