Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally weighed in on the raid on Donald Trump's Florida home by FBI agents, joining the chorus of lawmakers and other prominent officials urging a full and immediate disclosure of information by the Justice Department.
On Tuesday evening, after hours of silence and with pressure building on the veteran lawmaker to speak to the raid, he offered this on Twitter: "The country deserves a thorough and immediate explanation of what led to the events of Monday. Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already have provided answers to the American people and must do so immediately."
The Kentucky Republican has frequently sparred with Trump since the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. His silence on the raid earlier in the day rankled some.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who has fashioned himself as a staunch defender of the former president within the Senate GOP leadership, promised the conference would investigate the raid if they achieved a majority in November.
“All related records must be made available to Congress NOW and every Republican must demand accountability,” wrote Scott, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
“When Republicans retake the majority in the Senate, there will be a thorough and aggressive investigation,” he continued. “Everything needs to be on the table for AG [Attorney General Merrick] Garland, including impeachment if he doesn’t come out today and explain what happened.”
Other Republicans in Senate leadership, including Conference Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming and Vice Chairwoman Joni Ernst of Iowa, backed up Scott’s concerns and calls for a congressional probe.
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