House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is threatening to investigate Attorney General Merrick Garland after the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s home, on Monday.
“I’ve seen enough,” McCarthy wrote in a statement. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned.”
“Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy’s comment comes after the FBI executed a search warrant at Trump’s residence as part of an investigation into his handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, CNN reports.
While Republicans continue to back Trump and threaten the people investigating him, Democrats are urging the DOJ to continue their investigation.
“Presidents have a solemn duty to protect America’s national security, and allegations that former President Trump put our security at risk by mishandling classified information warrant the utmost scrutiny,” Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the chair of the House Oversight Committee said. “Although details of today’s actions at Mar-a-Lago are still emerging, it is clear that the Department of Justice must fully investigate President Trump’s potentially grave mishandling of classified information.”