8/10- Updated With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s comment. 

Following the FBI raid on Monday night of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, Republican lawmakers and officials in Texas are speaking out.

“WAKE UP! Joe Biden is using the FBI to go after President Trump!” exclaimed U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13).

In a later tweet, Jackson called out the FBI, saying, “Tonight the FBI officially became the enemy of the people!!!”

He added, “Biden is turning the FBI into his secret police. His own personal weapon to SILENCE regime enemies. They hate your freedom. This administration is truly the ENEMY of the American people!!”

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the raid “corrupt & an abuse of power.”

In a thread by Cruz, he demanded answers as to why Trump was raided while multiple other pressing issues—such as investigating Epstein clients and combatting Antifa terrorism—have been ignored.

Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the FBI raid on Trump’s home, saying, “Such abuses must have limits.”

State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royse City) expressed frustration with the politicization of the FBI on Twitter, stating, “We are at war with the Left.”

Meanwhile, State Rep. Brian Harrison (R–Midlothian) called the raid a “grotesque display of third world, banana republic, tin-pot dictator-style despotism.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote, “Biden’s decision to wield the FBI against Trump is a brazen & ill-fated attempt to distract from his own failures.”

In a later tweet, Paxton stated, “Biden & AG Garland have co-opted the #FBI into a political outfit to benefit Dems & target anyone who speaks out against their radical agenda.”

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi succinctly expressed his opinion in three-word tweet: “Abolish the FBI.”

On Wednsday morning Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who has historically been an ally of Trump, said, ““If Democrats will weaponize DOJ, FBI, IRS against a former President, they will think nothing of weaponizing them against the American people. That means you!”

Sebastian Castro

Sebastian Castro is an outspoken conservative at Texas A&M who is involved with the Young Conservatives of Texas. He is passionate about exposing the waste, corruption, and RINOs in the Austin swamp.