As the nation continues to feel the reverberations of the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, the Republican Party has grown incensed, and ready to take the fight back to the Biden administration.
This week, nearly a month after armed FBI agents laid siege to former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has put the Bureau and the DOJ on notice, demanding testimony pertaining to this most unusual and politically-fraught maneuver.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other House Republicans on Friday called for Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.Advertisement - story continues below
McCarthy was joined by Reps. Mike Turner, Jim Jordan and James Comer — who serve as the leading Republicans on the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight committees, respectievely — in calling for public hearings and the release of documents related to the search.
McCarthy wasn’t messing around.
“In these extraordinary circumstances, the DOJ is proceeding in a manner that is eroding public trust and confidence,” McCarthy said in a letter to Garland.
McCarthy accused Garland and the Justice Department of being insincere in their public claims that the department would speak through “its court filings and its work” and release information in an “appropriate” manner.
Given the Biden administration’s sudden reputation for clandestine chicanery, they would refuse this request at their own peril.