Georgia Republican moves forward with attempt to defund FBI, DOJ.

AuthorSchuster, Steve
PositionRep. Marjorie Taylor Green

Byline: Steve Schuster,

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green announced Tuesday she wants to take away power from the Justice Department.

"I'm introducing legislation to take the power to fund all DOJ Special Counsels away from the DOJ and giving the power to fund Special Counsels back to Congress. This is how we use the power of the purse to reign in the politically weaponized government," Green tweeted Tuesday.

Her tweets have received criticism from her constituents as well from social media users from other countries.

"Seditious traitor Margie is working so hard to dismantle the DOJ and FBI before they get the chance to indict her. So bloody obvious," a woman in Canada responded.

Another response said:

Green has made no secret of her dislike of the federal government, going as far as to tweet "Defund the FBI," back in August of 2022.

Green has claimed that the Justice Department has been politically weaponized, which was fodder for discussion at the Republican Primary Debate in Milwaukee.

During the Republican Presidential Debate in Milwaukee, Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy echoed similar sentiments taking aim the federal law enforcement claiming the attack on former President Trump was "weaponized."

"We're skating on thin ice and we cannot set a precedent where the party in power uses police force to indict its political opponents. It is wrong. We have to end the weaponization of justice in this country," said Vivek Ramaswamy.

Ramaswamy recently made headlines of his own for comments he made saying climate change and white supremacy are not issues in the United States, despite statistics that show otherwise.

The mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights. The Justice Department is composed of more than 40 separate nonpartisan component organizations consisting of more than 115,000 employees.

Critics of Green have said defunding federal agencies such as DOJ and FBI who protect our national security would put our nation at risk and that her comments are hypocritical as she recently introduced articles of impeachment against President Biden. She had also introduced legislation to defund special prosecutor Jack Smith's federal investigation of Trump. Green also tweeted Wednesday calling for impeachment of FBI director Chrisotpher Wray.

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