Congressman Burchett suggests Trump target federal agencies like 'Grant during the Civil War'

"I think he needs to dismantle them," Burchett said in reference to former President Trump and government agencies.

Published: June 25, 2024 6:28pm

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., suggested that if former President Donald Trump gets back into office, he should go after federal agencies like General Ulysses S. Grant attacked Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. 

"When Trump gets back in, he better go through these departments like Grant through Richmond — you can look it up. Grant, during the Civil War, went through Richmond pretty brutally," Burchett said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

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"He better go through these departments [and] not just take the heads out," Burchett said. "I think he needs to dismantle them."

The Tennessee congressman said many Americans don't trust the "three letter agencies" in Washington, D.C., because of how political they have become.

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