A few unlikely allies have surfaced among the group of those supporting former President Donald Trump in his assertion that the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, was unprofessional and unacceptable.
The unlikely supporters include former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former Vice President Mike Pence, both of whom have been at odds with Donald Trump in the past.
According to The Daily Wire, on Tuesday Pence chastised the FBI, stating that the raid “undermines public confidence” in the Department of Justice.
The New York Times reports the FBI raided Trump’s home, looking for material the former president allegedly brought with him when he left the White House in 2021. Trump has denied he has classified documents. FBI agents found no such documents.
Noting his concern that the Biden administration has weaponized the Justice Department for political reasons, Pence tweeted:
“I share the deep concern of millions of Americans over the unprecedented search of the personal residence of President Trump. No former President of the United States has ever been subject to a raid of their personal residence in American history.”
Pence continued in follow-up tweets:
“After years where FBI agents were found to be acting on political motivation during our administration, the appearance of continued partisanship by the Justice Department must be addressed.
“Yesterday’s action undermines public confidence in our system of justice and Attorney General Garland must give a full accounting to the American people as to why this action was taken and he must do so immediately.”
Conservative news host Candace Owens tweeted:
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted:
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called the raid “a dark day” for America.
Axios reports that GOP leader Kevin McCarthy vows to investigate the DOJ.
Pence has been in conflict with the former president since declining Trump’s order to refuse to certify the 2020 election. Although Pence told Fox News “We parted very amicably on Jan. 20,” their relationship has been strained, and Trump has indicated that Pence would not be on the ticket with him should he decide to run for office again.
Pence added in his statement to Fox News: “I don’t know if the President and I will ever see eye to eye on my duties on Jan. 6, but, in the aftermath of that tragic day, we sat down, and we talked through it. And then we rolled our sleeves up and finished the final weeks of our administration working together.”
“We parted very amicably,” he affirmed … I think we’ve kind of gone our separate ways over the last year, but I’ll always be proud of the record we created.”
The Post Millennial noted a statement from DeSantis on their Facebook page:
“The raid of [Mar-a-Lago] 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.”
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.