The Republican Party Is Suddenly Opposed To Using State Power To Punish Political Opponents.
Republicans were happy with Donald Trump using his presidential position to blackmail Ukraine into slandering Joe Biden before the 2020 presidential race.
As a result, Republicans defended former President Donald Trump after he allegedly tried to use the power of the United States presidency to extort Ukraine into smearing then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in the middle of the 2020 presidential race.
Republicans and conservative commentators are outraged at the FBI raid on Trump’s Florida home on Monday, accusing Biden of personally ordering the Department of Justice to go after his political opponents.
On Tuesday, the White House denied that Biden had any involvement or knowledge of the search.
“The president was not briefed and was unaware of it.” The White House was not informed. “No, that did not happen,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jeane-Pierre said.
“The Justice Department conducts independent investigations, and we defer to them on any law enforcement matters.” We would not like to comment on any pending investigations, “Jeane-Pierre stated.”
Republicans, though, are blaming Biden, claiming without evidence that he directed an apparent search for confidential documents Trump allegedly took after leaving office. Earlier this year, the National Archives announced that it had recovered 15 boxes of presidential records that Trump had forgotten to turn up at the end of his tenure.
This is contrary to the Presidential Records Act, which specifies that the documents of the president are open to the public. “Biden is playing with fire by attempting to punish a likely future election opponent via a document dispute,” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).”Because what goes around eventually comes around.”
“Several times, Marxist totalitarian regimes have used government power to pursue political opposition,” Rubio said.
Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.) also chimed in with his thoughts on the situation.
On Monday, Keller tweeted, “Biden is weaponising the DOJ against his political opponents.”
“Imagine what they could do to you if they did that to a former US President.”
Many of these same Republicans voted against Trump’s impeachment after he obstructed the delivery of US military aid to Ukraine in July 2019, demanding Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky launch a probe against Biden ahead of the 2020 US presidential election. The aid was made available when the initiative was made public.
Democrats argued Trump misused his position by requesting a “favour” from Zelensky, but Republicans agreed with Trump that it was a “great” conversation.
Republicans aren’t the only ones upset over the raid on Trump’s Florida club, Mar-a-Lago.
The search was also criticised by Florida Governor Ron Desantis (R), who called it “another surge in the weaponization of federal agencies against the regime’s political opponents, while folks like Hunter Biden are treated with contempt.” child gloves. “
DeSantis, a likely presidential candidate in 2024, is no stranger to using his position to go after his opponents. As governor, he has cracked down on LGBTQ rights and threatened Disney with legal action for protesting his state’s “Don’t Say Gay” rule.
DeSantis suspended a state attorney last week after he signed a commitment not to pursue anybody under the state’s newly approved abortion law.
Republican complaints about the latest FBI inquiry into Trump brush over the fact that they previously cheered on the FBI’s investigation.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been investigated for misusing confidential material.
It’s as if all the Republicans who talked about Hillary Clinton’s FBI investigation 24 hours a day, seven days a week for six years magically evaporated.” so they could construct their narrative. “Something else.” in this new fictional world in which only Republicans get investigated by the FBI, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted Tuesday.