Republican officials have been sounding the alarm following the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s home – warning that the Democrats supercharged IRS could do the same to you.
High-ranking Republicans have suggested that this brazen weaponization of a federal agency is just a taste of what’s to come with the IRS gaining 87,000 new agents and massive funding.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves.”
“Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic,” he added.
“We are in uncharted and dangerous territory and the DOJ doesn’t want to comment on it,” wrote Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.
“This is insane!” he added, tweeting at another point that “If the FBI can raid the home of a former US President, imagine what 87,000 more IRS agents will do to you.”
“The FBI isn’t doing anything about the groups vandalizing Catholic Churches, firebombing Pro-Life groups or threatening Supreme Court justices,” wrote Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). “But they find time to raid Mar A Lago.”
“After today’s raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?” he asked in another tweet.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote, “Who do you think they’ll weaponize the 87,000 IRS agents against? The answer is obvious. Their political enemies.”
“WAKE UP! Joe Biden is using the FBI to go after President Trump!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!” exclaimed Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX).
“Democrats are voting to double the size of the IRS so they can come after you for MORE of your hard-earned paycheck,” he added. “Is this the Soviet Union or Communist China? They MUST be stopped!”
“The Democrat led Department of Justice has declared an all out war on President Trump and his supporters,” wrote Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX). “This does not happen in civilized countries.”
“If this can happen to a President of the United States. Imagine what can happen to you,” he added. “I strongly stand with Donald J. Trump.”
“Within 24 hrs, Senate Dems voted to double the number of IRS agents and Biden’s DOJ has raided the home of a former president,” wrote Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS). “This means we’re all fair game for our newly enlarged gov’t oversight – no one is safe from political persecution.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) added, “The same Democrats cheering on the FBI raiding President Trump’s house are trying to give the IRS 87,000 new agents and an additional $80 billion, and we’re supposed to believe they won’t also weaponize the IRS.”