MANCHESTER, NH (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged fellow republicans a stop lashing out at the fbi about him Former President Donald Trump’s house raided in Florida In the past week.
Speaking in New Hampshire, Pence was asked what went through his mind when he heard about the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as part of a federal investigation into the theft of classified White House records.
Pence, who like Trump is considering a presidential candidacy for 2024, said he is concerned about what he called the politicization of the FBI. He also said the Justice Department and Attorney General Merrick Garland should be more transparent about what prompted authorities to conduct the search.
But Trump’s former vice president also had a message for the Republican Party.
“I also want to remind my fellow Republicans that we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision he made without attacking rank-and-file FBI law enforcement personnel,” he said at the Politics & Eggs event in St. Anselm. Colleague.
“The Republican Party is the party of law and order,” Pence continued. “Our party stands with the men and women on the thin blue line at the federal, state and local levels, and these attacks on the FBI must stop. Calls to defund the FBI are just as bad as calls to defund the police.”
Law enforcement officials across the country have warned of increased threats and the potential for violent attacks on federal agents or buildings by Trump supporters who believe the FBI went too far in investigating the former president. .