House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed that he would order an investigation into Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) if the Republican Party wins back the majority in the House of Representatives this November, following an unprecedented raid on President Donald Trump’s home in Florida.
“I’ve seen enough,” said McCarthy in a statement, as reported by The Daily Caller. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned.”
On Monday, FBI agents raided President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, allegedly in pursuit of documents that the popular former president is accused of taking with him after leaving the White House in January of last year, despite no evidence to support this claim. There has never before been such a raid on a former president by his political opponents in American history, and the news quickly elicited widespread backlash on social media.
President Trump released a statement following the raid, declaring that the move was a sign of “dark times for our Nation,” and denouncing the raid itself as “prosecutorial misconduct,” “the weaponization of the Justice System,” and “an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”
“I will continue to fight for the Great American People,” the 45th president concluded.
McCarthy directly called out Attorney General Merrick Garland in his statement, telling Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your calendar.”
“This is what happens in third world countries,” the official account of the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee tweeted. “Not the United States. Doesn’t the FBI have better things to do than harass the former President?”
The stunning and authoritarian move by the Biden Administration is the latest, if not biggest, step in a trend of weaponizing federal law enforcement agencies against political opponents. In addition to the January 6th committee targeting multiple former members of the Trump Administration, including Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, Washington D.C. judges and juries have been roundly convicting peaceful protesters from the January 6th protests at the U.S. Capitol, often handing down unusually lengthy and politically-charged sentences.