How Republicans turned on the FBI

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
From The Left
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Former President Donald Trump wants to “defund” the FBI and Department of Justice.

Republicans, alleging the FBI and DOJ have been weaponized against them, have held hearings featuring disgruntled former agents and are also gaming out ways to restrict funding for the federal law enforcement agency.

Now Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor who is running for president, has pledged to fire the FBI director on his first day in office.

Forget for a moment that FBI Director Christopher Wray, along with most confirmed directors since J. Edgar Hoover, is a Republican.

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