Republican Senator Tim Scott described the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as an “overreach” and “devastating.”
During an appearance on FNC‘s “Hannity,” Scott emphasized the right path forward was winning in November to impanel an investigation.
“Sean, this is absurd,” he said.
“Think about it. This has been a witch hunt for six years,” he added.
“Think about the Steele dossier, the Russia collusion, two failed impeachment attempts, and even more.”
“I can’t imagine how anyone in our country doesn’t look at this with eyes of suspicion.
“There’s no question in my mind that this is an overreach at best and frankly, asking for a criminal warrant that gives you a space of time between August 5 and August 19 because they’re looking for national security-sensitive information,” Scott continued.
“There’s nothing that comes to the conclusion that you would ever give someone two weeks to go through that process.”
“This is devastating,” Tim Scott added.
“We’re in unchartered waters. It is stunning to our country, and frankly, this is something we have to continue to dig into,” he added.
“We got to win the majority, Sean, so that we can actually go through the oversight in the majority of this process.”
Earlier this week, Trump revealed additional details on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago home.
As The Daily Fetched reported:
Trump said in a post on Truth Social on August 10 – referencing boxes that may have been used to store presidential records in Mar-a-Lago:
“In early June, the DOJ and FBI asked my legal representatives to put an extra lock on the door leading to the place where boxes were stored in Mar-a-Lago – We agreed.”
“They were shown the secured area, and the boxes themselves,” Trump said.
“Then on Monday, without notification or warning, an army of agents broke into Mar-a-Lago, went to the same storage area, and ripped open the lock that they had asked to be installed. A surprise attack, POLITICS, and all the while our country is going to HELL!” Trump said.
Trump’s statements raise more questions on the justification and appropriateness of the raid, which was carried out as part of a probe into whether Trump took presidential records with him after he left office.