We had no idea a speech from Mike Pence could blow up like the one he gave in New Hampshire Wednesday morning. Pence declared that “calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police.” The calls, naturally, come after the FBI raided Donald Trump’s home last week and the Justice Department is fighting the release of the affidavit revealing exactly what it is they were looking for. David French saw the New York Times story on Pence and decided he’d be a great alternative in 2024 to someone tainted by MAGA like Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Naturally, President Joe Biden agrees with Pence that calls to defund the FBI should be condemned.
White House strongly condemns calls from some members of the Republican Party, including some elected lawmakers, to “defund the FBI” in the wake of last week’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate https://t.co/TUZUCiBlqk
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 17, 2022
The White House is strongly condemning calls from some members of the Republican Party, including some elected lawmakers, to “defund the FBI” in the wake of last week’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The pushback marks the White House’s most aggressive response to the FBI’s search to date and comes as other Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, are sounding alarms on this message amid heightened threats to law enforcement.
“Just like President Biden rejects defunding the police, he rejects defunding other law enforcement, including the FBI,” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement exclusively to CNN Wednesday.
Just as an aside: CNN’s story appears below the video, “Ex-CIA official: What I’m seeing now is similar to the run-up to January 6.” Time to defund the CIA as well.
Now that's funny.
— Brian Gutherman (@Beachnuke) August 17, 2022
I thought y’all on the Left LOVED defunding the police.
— Walmart UNC Fan Finder (@UncFinder) August 17, 2022
No. Not just defunded — DISMANTLED!
— Will S (@WillSmucker) August 17, 2022
The White House is correct. We need more FBI to counter espionage, disinformation, and the unvaccinated.
— Unreliable Sources🕵️♂️🤨🥸👀🖖🥷🗿🎯☢️🇺🇸 (@FrontLineNews79) August 17, 2022
The liberal leviathan government pic.twitter.com/CXdbSk7JYb
— 🇺🇸PalmTreeFortress🏴☠️ (@PalmFortress) August 17, 2022
The Democrats are about to learn that the jack-boot thugs at the FBI aren't as popular as they apparently believe. https://t.co/zluLUS5Zgf
— jejune2016 (@jejune2016) August 17, 2022
Lol defending the FBI is a new low. FBI should have been dissolved long ago.
— GrimAnarchy (@GrimAnarchy1) August 17, 2022
If he could, Biden would increase funding for the FBI by billions, but he spent it all on hiring IRS agents instead.
Dana Loesch eviscerates Mike Pence for saying calls to defund the FBI ‘are just as wrong a calls to defund the police’ https://t.co/ta94R5whIX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 17, 2022