Republicans on Monday denounced the government’s weaponization in response to the release of special counsel John Durham’s report.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to join the presidential race soon, was among those who commented on the matter.
“The Durham report confirmed what we already knew: federal armed agencies fabricated a false conspiracy theory about Trump-Russia collusion. It reminds us of the need to clean house on these agencies, as they never have been held responsible for this egregious abuse of power,” DeSantis tweeted.
GOP presidential candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley also issued statements mentioning government weaponry.
“The Durham report is a scathing indictment of the FBI, and my proposal to shut it down is pragmatic: just as local prosecutors do not require a separate investigative agency to work with local police, neither does the DOJ should require an FBI to work with the US. Marshals. Bureaucracy is a formula for corruption. Time to end the weaponization of police power in the US once and for all,” Vivek tweeted Ramaswamy.
“The Durham report is stark evidence of the rot in our government. No party, no politician should arm the government to persecute political opponents. There must be consequences or this will never end,” he tweeted Nikki Haley, who is a former US ambassador to the United Nations and a former governor of South Carolina.
Several Republican lawmakers also commented on the issue.
“The seriousness of the misconduct uncovered by Mr. Durham cannot be overstated,” tweeted Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. “The LEAST that can be said about this is that it involved the malicious use of federal law enforcement agents to conduct a contrived investigation that had no valid, factual basis to begin with. This is incredibly troubling, and also unconstitutional.” , he said. added “But this was MUCH WORSE than that. It was an effort to use a powerful and long-respected federal law enforcement agency to make a presidential candidate ineligible, completely absent any valid basis and in good faith to do so. thus,” Lee wrote.
“The long-awaited Durham Report confirmed what the American people already know: that individuals at the highest levels of government sought to overthrow democracy when they illegally armed the federal government against Donald J. Trump,” he said. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to a statement. “Crossfire Hurricane was nothing more than an illegal, unlawful and un-American abuse of power,” he declared.
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