Florida Sen. Rick Scott Hammers DOJ & FBI for Transparency After Mar-A-Lago Raid

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Several Republicans spoke out Tuesday in opposition to the FBI’s raid at former president Trump’s Florida estate.

However, few were as pointed as Florida Sen. Rick Scott.

“If Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray do not make public statements today explaining to the American people exactly what they did at Mar-a-Lago and why they will have lost what little public trust they may have had and no longer deserve to remain in office,” Scott said in a statement. “All related records must be made available to Congress NOW and every Republican must demand accountability. Since President Biden claims he didn’t know, he needs to come out today and demand that all facts be presented to the American people.”

“When Republicans retake the majority in the Senate, there will be a thorough and aggressive investigation,” Scott added, then went on to hammer Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Everything needs to be on the table for AG Garland, including impeachment, if he doesn’t come out today and explain what happened. Today, the nation is watching and we demand answers.”

Sen. John Barrasso tweeted transparency on who ordered the raid and why.

Sen. Joni Ernst tweeted how unprecedented the DOJ & FBI actions were while pointing out they also called parents terrorists and sat ideally by while Justices received threats and churches endured vandalism.

Dr. Ben Carson, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, tweeted the actions of the FBI and DOJ were the ways of Mao and Castro.

Even staunch Democrats called for transparency. Former Gov. of New York, Andrew Cuomo, tweeted cautioning the DOJ, citing that the fallout could undermine the Jan. 6 Committee investigation without an immediate explanation. Cuomo’s reasoning isn’t palatable to conservative tastebuds, but the transparency is necessitated regardless.

Conservative talk radio host, Dan Bongino, fumed on Fox’s Hannity. Bongino noted the U.S. is a constitutional republic and supposed to have a representative democracy. He called for anyone taking part in the Mar-A-Lago raid to be fired for committing a “constitutional abomination of our constitutional republic.”

“Sean, the difference between us and Kim Jong-un, right, is that we investigate crimes and then we look for people,” Bongino bellowed. “We don’t investigate people and then look for crimes. That is exactly what’s going on.” He denounced the agency as “flushing” its credibility down the toilet.

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