Pelosi calls on GOP to stop criticizing FBI after Trump raid

“If the nature of these documents is what [it] appears to be, this is very serious,” Pelosi said

Updated: August 12, 2022 - 3:28pm

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday called on Republicans to refrain from criticizing the FBI in the wake of the Bureau's Monday raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida estate.

FBI agents with the Washington Field Office on Monday raided Mar-a-Lago seeking classified documents the former president may have removed from the White House. The raid drew outrage from Republican leaders who have vowed to investigate the Bureau and the Department of Justice should the GOP take the majority in the midterms.

"I've seen enough," said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar."

Pelosi, meanwhile, called for calm.

“You would think there would be an adult in the Republican room that would say, ‘Just calm down. See what the facts are, and let’s go for that instead of … instigating assaults on law enforcement," she said, according to The Hill.

“If the nature of these documents is what [it] appears to be, this is very serious,” Pelosi added, in apparent reference to reports that the documents the FBI recovered from Trump included information on nuclear weapons.

McCarthy, meanwhile, reminded Democrats of their past attacks on law enforcement in 2020 amid the George Floyd riots, saying “It’s all on the Democratic side. They want to defund the police. They’ve been doing that for a number of years. I just think that’s wrong.”

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