GOP Fund-Raising & Rabble-Rousing on Mar-a-Lago Raid is Irresponsible & Dangerous.
Like many others, I've been inundated with irresponsible Republican emails this week attempting to raise money and gin-up the GOP base by portraying the raid on Mar-a-Lago as a "Deep State" disinformation campaign. The obscenely juvenile narrative in each is about the same; the "Deep State's" jackbooted thugs [better known as the FBI] illegally raid the completely innocent former President's home and rifle through his safe and Melania's wardrobe, planting evidence along the way, in order to silence the "Regime's" critics.
Rep. Jim Jordan fundraising email: "Attorney General Merrick Garland’s weaponization of the FBI to attack and harass President Trump, going as far as to RAID his private home, is unconscionable."
"But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen these kinds of dirty tricks from Joe Biden’s FBI and the Deep State Democrats."
Republican Whip Steve Scalise fundraising email: "I've hardly slept since watching Joe Biden’s FBI storm Mar-a-Lago" …
"NEVER BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY HAS A FEDERAL AGENCY RAIDED THE HOME OF A FORMER PRESIDENT LIKE THIS."
GOP Sen Marco Rubio fundraising email: "Patriot, As the son of Cuban immigrants who grew up surrounded by families who fled political persecution, Joe Biden’s FBI raid on President Trump’s home looks all too familiar.
Once these radical dictators take power, first, they persecute their political opponents. Next, they target anyone who stood with their political opponents – until they lock up everyone who disagrees with them."
Does anyone still remember the Marco Rubio that would have been above this type of pro-Trump nonsense? I fear he's gone forever.
GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis fundraising email: "The FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago is yet another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents" ....
And now some Republicans are now suggesting that the next GOP administration "abolish" or "defund" the FBI.
Yahoo News: South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) wrote on Twitter, “The FBI has proven time and again that it is corrupt to the core. At what point do we abolish the Bureau and start over?”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted “DEFUND THE FBI!” and is now selling apparel bearing the same slogan.
Forbes: "Trump supporters who opposed defunding the police two years ago are now calling for the FBI, a law enforcement agency, to be defunded. Among them is Florida Republican congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini, who in a CNN interview deemed the FBI “totally useless.” He also wants FBI agents to be arrested."
Never to be outdone in the realm of batshit crazy conspiracy theories, GOP Sen. Rand Paul claimed this week that instead of looking for top secret documents, the FBI may have been planting them.
Political Wire: "Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested on Fox & Friends that the FBI may have planted evidence in boxes they seized from Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago."
Anyone who has been watching the Republican Party devolve into a conspiracy-loving cult won't find any of this unusual, but it's irresponsible and dangerous. Already, a Trump acolyte who claimed to have attended the Jan. 6th insurrection attacked the FBI field office in Cincinnati. The man, Ricky Shiffer, 42, was later killed by police. His unfortunate death is on the hands of those that peddle Trump's inane deep state conspiracy theories.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content