If the Biden regime’s plan was to damage further former President Donald Trump’s image and brand with an FBI raid on his Palm Beach, Fla., estate last week, then it has backfired, according to new polling data.
Trump himself predicted after the raid that it would energize the GOP base and provide them with new energy to vote in the midterm elections, and that appears to have come true: “Republican voters’ enthusiasm edge on Democrats in these midterms increased 5 points after the search, according to the latest YouGov poll. And the latest Trafalgar Group poll found that 83.3% of voters surveyed are more motivated to vote in the midterms because of the Mar-a-Lago search,” Newsmax reported Thursday.
YouGov Poll: Republican Enthusiasm lead INCREASED by 5 points after FBI Raid
Compared to 2018, are you more enthusiastic or less enthusiastic about voting in this year’s election?
More Enthusiastic – Aug 7:
GOP: 45% (+10)
GOP: 51% (+15)
DEM: 36% pic.twitter.com/6MvXQU45vV
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) August 18, 2022
“Republicans could win many additional seats, both in the House & Senate, because of the strong backlash over the raid at Mat-a-Lago,” Trump wrote Monday on Truth Social. “Polls are showing that some lost Republican territory over the last number of weeks has been more than made up with the unannounced break in by the FBI, which should never have happened!”
At least one person who used to be close to Trump, however, appeared to justify the raid: Former Vice President Mike Pence, who urged Republicans this week not to dump on the FBI because the party supports “law and order.”
Speaking to a crowd at a “Politics & Eggs” event in New Hampshire this week, Pence said that calls from some on the right to defund the FBI are “just as wrong as calls to defund the police,” adding that he and his “fellow Republicans…can hold the Attorney General [Merrick Garland] accountable for the decision that he made without attacking rank and file law enforcement personnel at the FBI.”
“The Republican Party is the party of law and order,” Pence said. “Our party stands with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line at the federal and state and local level, and these attacks on the FBI must stop. Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police. The truth of the matter is, we need to get to the bottom of what happened. We need to let the facts play out.
“But more than anything else, the American people need to be reassured in the integrity of our justice system, and the very appearance of a recurrence of politics playing a role in the decisions at the Justice Department demands transparency as never before, and I will continue to call on the Attorney General and the Justice Department to make that information available to the American people and do so now,” Pence added.
Pence’s obscene remarks led to a scathing Twitter response from conservative talker Dana Loesch.
“Excuse me? Buckle up,” she began.
“The agency that tagged school board parents as ‘domestic terrorists?’ That doctored emails, leaked to media, and otherwise weaponized authority for political targeting? ‘The attacks on the FBI must stop?’” she continued. “Pence thinks justifiable criticism is an attack?”
Is Pence describing criticism as an "attack?" Where was this heat when parents were "attacked?" Where was this heat when norms protecting civil rights against politically-motivated surveillance were "attacked?"
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 17, 2022
“Is Pence describing criticism as an ‘attack?’” she went on. “Where was this heat when parents were ‘attacked?’ Where was this heat when norms protecting civil rights against politically-motivated surveillance were ‘attacked?’”
She went on to say, correctly, that “law and order” were not factored into the examples she listed, adding that “Americans not only have a RIGHT to vociferously criticize this, we have an OBLIGATION.”
“I am so damn tired of people pretending that legitimate criticism of federal abuse is universal criticism of ‘law and order,’” she stated, noting: “That dog don’t hunt, folks.”
I am so damn tired of people pretending that legitimate criticism of federal abuse is universal criticism of “law and order.” That dog don't hunt, folks.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 17, 2022