If the Biden regime’s plan to raid Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on a witch hunt for ‘classified’ documents was meant to separate him from his base, the tactic failed miserably.
Not only has the raid essentially assured Trump’s GOP nomination for 2024 if he wants to run, but Biden’s DOJ and FBI have also helped rally even more support for the former president among congressional Republicans, according to Rep. Jim Banks.
“I have never seen President Trump as fired up as what he was tonight,” Banks, an Indiana Republican who is chair of the powerful Republican Study Committee, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday.
“He is not deterred, he’s not fazed at all by what the DOJ has done to him, an unprecedented move of raiding the home of a former president and not at all explaining to the American people about why they did it,” Banks added.
“There were a dozen of us that visited President Trump tonight, we wanted to go and tell President Trump we stand with him,” Banks said. “And when Kevin McCarthy is Speaker of the House, Jim Jordan will be the right man at the right time, the right place as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to hold the Department of Justice accountable for these actions.”
“House Republicans are unified more than ever before to fight alongside President Trump to save this country,” Banks added. “Everyone in the room encouraged President Trump to run for president again, and the sooner he gets out and starts campaigning, the better.”
The raid was apparently in response to an FBI informant’s information that the former president had classified documents in his possession at Mar-a-Lago, though Trump and his surrogates have said that he was cooperating with the National Archives to get them returned.
Meanwhile, other Republicans suggested that Biden has now set a precedent for when the GOP takes over the levers of power.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida warned this week that Biden and his DOJ are “playing with fire” by raiding an ex-president’s home, comparing the act to the authoritarian regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.
After noting that there has always been political tensions in our country, Rubio added: “We’ve never been a country where people who take power – like becoming president – now use that power to persecute their past or future political opponents.”
“We’ve never seen that – until tonight, when the Justice Department under Joe Biden decided to raid, using 30 FBI agents, the Mar-a-Lago home of the former president, who might in fact be running against him in a couple of years,” said Rubio in a video posted to Twitter.
“This is what happens in places like Nicaragua, where last year every single person that ran against Daniel Ortega for president, every single person that put their name on the ballot, was arrested and is still in jail,” he said.
“That’s what you see in places like Nicaragua; we’ve never seen that before in America,” Rubio added. “You can try to diminish it, but that’s exactly what happened tonight.”
He also warned in a post accompanying his video: “…[O]ne day what goes around is going to come around.”
Biden is playing with fire by using a document dispute to get the @TheJusticeDept to persecute a likely future election opponent
Because one day what goes around is going to come around
And then we become Nicaragua under Ortega pic.twitter.com/LwODnsYtcr
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022