US is banana republic, governor says after FBI raid Trump’s home
Florida’s Ron DeSantis lashed out at the federal government for raiding the former president’s residence
American President Joe Biden’s administration is “weaponizing”Federal agencies against his political enemies and making the country into an a “banana republic,” Governor Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday, responding to the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida residence.
Federal agents entered Mar-a-Lago on Monday night as part of an investigation into Trump’s failure to return classified documents after leaving the Oval Office, according to media reports.
Night raid “another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents,”DeSantis posted a tweet comparing the treatment of Hunter Biden (the son of President) who is being investigated for financial crimes.
Governor claimed that the plan to hire tens-of-thousands more agents by the Internal Revenue Service, (IRS), fit the same pattern. Blaming the US for being a “witch hunt”, “banana republic.”
The term is usually applied to a nation ruled by business elites and corrupt politicians, who rob the working class of their wealth and have total disregard for the country’s laws.
Kevin McCarthy, Republican House Leader, took to Twitter to criticize US Attorney General Merrick Galrland for accusing his Department of reaching “an intolerable state of weaponized politicization.”He promised to “leave no stone unturned”Investigating the matter once the party holds the majority in lower chamber of US Congress.
Trump himself said his Florida estate was put “under siege, raided, and occupied”FBI. Biden’s administration was accused of using federal police enforcement to undercut his chances for the 2024 election.
He said that it was similar to the wiretapping of headquarters of Democratic National Committee, which eventually resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Trump could run for another term in 2024. DeSantis has also been widely thought to be an excellent candidate for the Republican nomination. He may run against Trump during the primary.