Democrats Block Trump From Defunding The FBI and Justice Department

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( – Next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will be unveiling a resolution criticizing former President Trump for calling both the FBI and the Justice Department to be defunded because of their investigations into him.

On Tuesday, Schumer sent a letter to his Democratic colleagues stating he would introduce a resolution to condemn calls for federal law enforcement agencies to be defunded. In the letter, he adds that Donald Trump’s call for federal law enforcement to be defunded is “baseless, self-serving broadside” against those officers who help ensure that the nation is safe. He adds further that the former President and his Congress allies “must not subjugate justice and public safety because of their own personal grievances.”

Last week Trump posted on his social media platform, Truth Social to complain following his indictment in connection to a New York investigation over the hush money payment he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Trump claimed the Democrats have been weaponizing law enforcement agencies. He added that “REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND THE DOJ AND FBI UNTIL THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES.”

Schumer’s resolution on the other hand will be focused on recognizing those who work in the FBI and the Department of Justice, especially as some of Trump’s allies including Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have also been calling for these agencies to be defunded.

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