CLEVELAND, Ohio — The MAGA controlled GOP elephant is demonstrating it needs a check-up with Dr. Dolittle to have its blood pressure lowered and be de-tusked.
After long casting itself as pro-law and order, anti-defund the police, the MAGA wing of the Republican party is now chanting “defund the FBI”, “fire Merrick Garland” and attacking the Cincinnati branch of the FBI, following the warranted FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Thursday, Ricky Shiffer, 27, attempted to attack the Cincinnati FBI branch armed with a nail gun and assault rifle. After fleeing, a chase and hours-long standoff, Shiffer was shot and killed in a farm field off the freeway.
Shiffer had participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection attack on the US Capitol in which multiple Capitol and DC police officers were beaten by the insurrectionists. He then became enraged by the warranted FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in which multiple boxes filled with top-secret documents were found and retrieved. Trump’s possession of the records potentially violates 3 federal laws, including the Espionage Act.
Adam Bies, 46, of Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged for threatening to kill any FBI personnel from the director to the janitor.
Since the search, too many Republican candidates and elected officials have called for defunding the FBI and firing US Attorney General Merrick Garland who has taken full responsibility for authorizing the warranted search.
Among the elected officials wanting the FBI defunded or reconstituted have been Reps Lauren Boebert, Paul Gossar, Jeff Duncan and Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is also now selling ‘Defund the FBI’ hats and shirts.
FBI Director Christopher Wray is actually a Trump appointee and member of the Conservative Federalist Society, which recommended Trump’s US Supreme Court nominees.
Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio, claimed in a Fox News interview that 14 FBI whistleblowers have come forward to his office to expose politicization of the FBI.
Does Jordan mean Wray being a Trump appointee and member of the Federalist Society? Not exactly.
“Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people. There are lots of good people in the FBI. It’s the top that is the problem. Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us what is baloney, what’s going on – the political nature now of the Justice Department, God bless them for doing it.”
Is Jordan’s claim baloney? Would any whistleblower, especially an FBI whistleblower go to the Trumplican who failed to blow the whistle on an Ohio State University team doctor accused of sexually abusing student athletes when Jordan was a wrestling coach and the victims allegedly told him about it?
It’s not just the GOP wing nuts talking smack. House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, who’ll be in competition with Jordan to become House Speaker if the GOP wins issued a warning to Garland.
“I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned.”
“Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar.”
Speaking of following the facts, McCarthy’s statement was made before the court approved search warrant and inventory account were released showing Trump had absconded with documents marked ‘Top Secret.’
Seen and heard enough.