Buchanan Calls FBI Raid of Trump Home “Abuse of Power”
BRADENTON, Fla - Congressman Vern Buchanan today called the FBI raid of former President Trump's home an "abuse of power" that "resurrected the stench of the Russia collusion hoax."
Buchanan, speaking at a press conference following a hospital tour in Bradenton, said U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should immediately explain to the public why such an unprecedented action against a former president was necessary.
“What was so important in Melania Trump’s wardrobe that required two dozen, gun-toting FBI agents to descend on Trump’s home in Mar-A-Lago,” Buchanan asked, referring to press reports that Melania’s clothing was subjected to inspection. “Wouldn’t a simple subpoena have been more appropriate if they wanted some documents for the National Archives?”
Buchanan said, "The raid at Mar-a-Lago was shocking and dangerous for the future of our democracy. Trump is not just a former president, he's also a likely presidential candidate in 2024 who may run against the current president."
The congressman added, "This is what happens in South American banana republics – not the United States of America.”
He said that when Republicans take control of the House in November, "We will launch an immediate investigation and hold the Justice Department accountable."