Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a member of the GOP, contended on Sunday that President Joe Biden and ex-President Barack Obama turned the FBI and Department of Justice into tools for pursuing political adversaries.
The senator argued that today’s Biden and Obama have achieved in what then-President Richard Nixon attempted but failed to do during the Watergate incident in the early 1970s.
On the Fox News show “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Cruz discussed his new book, “Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System” in which he makes his argument.
Cruz was questioned by host Mark Levin about the aspect of the justice system that worries him the most right now.
Cruz replied, “Unfortunately, under the Democrats, they’ve turned the Department of Justice, they’ve turned the FBI, they’ve turned the intelligence community into political enforcers in a way that has never happened in the history of our country.”
The senator emphasized that he and Levin are both DOJ alumni and that he respects the department’s goal of providing fair and impartial justice, but he claimed that this isn’t the case at the moment.
“The degree to which under Joe Biden this department has been weaponized — that the deep state has taken over — it is dangerous, and it is a fundamental threat to our liberty.” according to Cruz.
Levin used the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in August as a shining illustration of how the DOJ targets the administration’s political adversaries.
“In 230 years of our nation’s history, this has never happened,” according to Cruz.
“We’ve never seen the Department of Justice raid the home of a former president. It’s being done by a successor of the opposing political party. It’s being done because they want to attack Donald Trump.”
Cruz also made mention of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, which was conducted against Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 while Obama was in office and later developed into the 22-month investigation into Trump and his allies by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Democrats made up the majority of Mueller’s team, including two with connections to Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.
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Cruz went on to highlight the FBI investigations of parents who voiced their opposition to education policies at school board meetings. The move came following the National Association of School Boards soliciting action from the Biden administration, likening parents to domestic terrorists.
“Right now today, the DOJ and the FBI — they’re interviewing moms and dads. They’re treating the FBI as the political enforcers of the Democrats,” Cruz said.
The Texan also offered the example of how Jan. 6 defendants are being treated. CONTINUE READING…