A late afternoon FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate drew immediate (and, as expected, partisan) reactions from the Florida delegation.
“The American people have lost any reason we have to trust the FBI and Department of Justice,” tweeted Rep. Neal Dunn, a Panama City Republican. “They’ve both been part of the political witch hunts against President Trump in the past and allowed the (Joe) Biden Administration to weaponize their agencies for strictly political purposes. They need to justify this raid to Congress and the American people to demonstrate that this isn’t just another of their partisan political games. Until that happens, this is a compelling reason for our decaying trust in ‘justice’ from the federal government.”
Rep. Darren Soto, a Kissimmee Democrat, said America has long known of Trump’s wrongdoings.
“Former President Trump is alleged to have unlawfully taken boxes of classified documents down to Mar-a-Lago,” Soto tweeted. “This has been reported on for months. He’s finally being held accountable for his actions. Apparently, a few of my colleagues are surprised by this.”
Whether the raid seemed a political move by an out-of-control law enforcement agency, or