Former President Trump said on Wednesday morning, the day after his arrest in New York City, that Republicans in Congress need to defund the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at least briefly.
Trump posted on Truth Social in all capitals, “REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS NEED TO DEFUND THE DOJ ALONG WITH THE FBI UNTIL THEY HAVE COME TO THEIR SENSES,” concluding that Democrats have turned law enforcement into weapons and are trying to interfere with the forthcoming election.
“THE DEMOCRATS ARE COMPLETELY WEAPONIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND THEY ARE NOW VICIOUSLY ABUSING POWER TO INTERFERE IN OUR ALREADY UNDER ATTACK ELECTIONS!” he added.
Trump’s tweet came the morning after he addressed an audience at his Mar-a-Lago estate following his trial, which took place earlier in the day.
Before the historic occasion, anti-Trump demonstrators clashed with Trump fans outside the courthouse.
One anti-Trump protester sporting Black Lives Matter (BLM) insignia on her attire yelled repeatedly, “Trump’s a dick!” at a guy who claimed to be one of Trump’s biggest supporters. Another lady, who had painted herself white, kept calling white people racist and causing problems in the crowd.
When asked why she was inciting violence, the lady responded, “Because I’m black and I happen to like violence. I’m a beast. I’m a black beast! Let us murder all white folks! Yes, sir!” According to a friend of the lady, she was participating in “performance art.”
Republicans seem to agree that government agencies are being weaponized against conservatism. According to a recent Insider Advantage poll, 79% of Republicans believe the government has been weaponized against the Conservatives and Republicans.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has said that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has “weaponized our sacred judicial system” against Trump.
McCarthy claimed on Tuesday that Bragg is “attempting to cause disruption in our democratic process primarily by invoking federal law in order in to file politicized charges against Trump, admittedly utilizing federal funds, while claiming that the people’s representatives in Washington are lacking jurisdiction to investigate this farce.”
McCarthy cautioned in the same statement that the weaponization of the federal justice system “will have to be held accountable by the US Congress,” though it is unclear what that will entail.
Top House Republicans, on the other hand, are scheduled to gather this week to debate how to proceed on that front.