Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) have been vocal since the FBI launched a raid at the home of former President Donald Trump (R) Monday morning. They both derided the partisan nature of the raid.

“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves,” DeSantis said on Twitter. “Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”

DeSantis using “regime” refers to the FBI, the Washington insiders, and the congressional leaders that head the investigation into the January 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol that have led to countless Americans being denied their constitutional rights, and the “Russian collusion” hoax against former President Trump.

Moody joined Laura Ingraham’s Ingraham Angle on Fox News saying the credibility of the investigative agency has been eroding over the years.

“It is an unprecedented move,” Moody said. “I think so many of us have watched as the credibility of our FBI has been chipped away at over the years. We’re just waiting for this institution to be rebuilt into the institution of respect, and independence, and faith, and today is a very shocking day not just for me but for many Floridians and Americans.”

Moody concluded her comments by saying that the evidence against Trump “better be a rock-solid case,” otherwise the raid wrecks any “respect” the agency previously had.

Across the country, conservatives have criticized the agency’s political weaponization, particularly in Florida where Trump-backed congressional candidates also voiced their opposition.

“It’s time for us in the Florida Legislature to call an emergency legislative session & amend our laws regarding federal agencies,” tweeted State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-in-the-Hills) and Congressional District 7 candidate. “Sever all ties with DOJ immediately. Any FBI agent conducting law enforcement functions outside the purview of our State should be arrested upon sight.”

Trump-backed Anna Paulina Luna is seeking to replace Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) in the newly remapped District 13 among a crowded Republican primary. She also said the FBI had “no reason” to raid Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

“The FBI had no reason to raid the home of President Trump,” Luna said. “We live in dangerous times when the Justice System is failing. What happened to President Trump should have NEVER happened and this event brings great dishonor on those in the FBI that still believe in our constitution.”

The new congressional maps that the conservatives are seeking to fill are due, in large part, because of DeSantis’ successful effort to reshape the map.

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Grant Holcomb is a reporter at The Florida Capital Star and The Star News Network. Follow Grant on Twitter and direct message tips.
Photo “Ron DeSantis and Ashley Moody” by Governor Ron DeSantis.