Republican Arizona gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake called for “firing” the federal government on Tuesday over the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.
The former president announced Monday night that the FBI raided his home in Florida, reportedly in connection with an investigation into the potential mishandling of 15 boxes containing classified documents that were allegedly taken to his private home.
Lake, who Trump endorsed during her primary race, condemned the FBI and the federal government over their alleged attempt to “take down ” Trump in a statement posted to Twitter.
“This is one of the darkest days in American history: the day our Government, originally created by the people, turned against us,” Lake’s statement said in part. “This illegitimate, corrupt Regime hates America and has weaponized the entirety of the Federal Government to take down President Donald Trump. Our Government is rotten to the core.”
FULL STATEMENT: ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/5yFEdelAW0
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) August 9, 2022
“We must fire the Federal Government. As Governor, I will fight these Tyrants with every fiber of my being. America—dark days lie ahead for us. May God protect us and save our Country,” the statement concluded.
Republican politicians and media figures have sharply criticized the FBI’s raid on the former president’s home. In a statement announcing the raid, Trump called it “prosecutorial misconduct,” stating he had cooperated with all of the relevant government agencies. (RELATED: David Axelrod On Trump Raid: ‘This Has Never Been Done In The History Of Our Country’)
Trump, in a lengthy statement, says the FBI executed a raid on Mar-a-Lago today: pic.twitter.com/x2RwEEEGWD
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 8, 2022
“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections,” Trump said.
Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara, warned on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the Department of Justice and FBI have been weaponized and politicized against conservatives, urging viewers to “think about what they could do to you.”