Pence expresses ‘concern’ about Trump’s research, asks Garland to explain herself

WASHINGTON — Many Republicans are siding with former President Donald Trump after the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate — some more aggressively than others.

As House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans vowed to investigate the Justice Department over the raid, Vice President Mike Pence posted a tweet expressing “concern” about the raid. ‘incident.

“I share the deep concern of millions of Americans over the unprecedented search of President Trump’s personal residence,” Pence tweeted.

Pence, who like Trump is eyeing a presidential election in 2024, also tweeted that some FBI agents “have been found to have acted politically motivated” under the Trump administration.

In what looked like a series of carefully worded tweets, Pence tweeted that Attorney General Merrick Garland “must report to the American people why this action was taken and he must do so immediately.”

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What did McConnell, McCarthy say?

Other Republicans, including Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, had no comment by midday Tuesday.

By pledging to investigate whether Republicans won the House, McCarthy sent a clearer message to Attorney General Garland: “Preserve your documents and empty your agenda.”

Stating that “I’ve had enough,” McCarthy said the Justice Department had reached “an intolerable state of militarized politicization.”

Democrats, for the most part, said the raid was completely justified, given Trump’s troubling history of handling classified information, the subject of the Justice Department investigation.

“No one is above the law,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said on NBC’s “Today” show.

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