‘That dog don’t hunt’: Dana Loesch decimates Mike Pence for saying calls to defund FBI ‘as wrong as calls to defund the police’

Former Vice President Mike Pence is under fire for claiming calls from conservatives to defund the FBI following the unprecedented raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home are “just as wrong as calls to defund the police,” and radio host Dana Loesch is leading the charge with a scathing Twitter thread that champions the importance of “legitimate criticism” and highlights the hypocrisy of those who are now calling for “law and order.”

Speaking at a “Politics & Eggs” event in New Hampshire, Pence said he wanted to remind his “fellow Republicans” that “we can hold the Attorney General [Merrick Garland] accountable for the decision that he made without attacking rank and file law enforcement personnel at the FBI.”

“The Republican Party is the party of law and order,” he stated. “Our party stands with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line at the federal and state and local level, and these attacks on the FBI must stop. Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police. The truth of the matter is, we need to get to the bottom of what happened. We need to let the facts play out.”

“But more than anything else,” Pence said, “the American people need to be reassured in the integrity of our justice system, and the very appearance of a recurrence of politics playing a role in the decisions at the Justice Department demands transparency as never before, and I will continue to call on the Attorney General and the Justice Department to make that information available to the American people and do so now.”

“Excuse me?” asked Loesch on Twitter. “Buckle up.”

“The agency that tagged school board parents as ‘domestic terrorists?’ That doctored emails, leaked to media, and otherwise weaponized authority for political targeting? ‘The attacks on the FBI must stop?'” she continued. “Pence thinks justifiable criticism is an attack?”

“Is Pence describing criticism as an ‘attack?'” she asked. “Where was this heat when parents were ‘attacked?’ Where was this heat when norms protecting civil rights against politically-motivated surveillance were ‘attacked?'”

Loesch noted that “law and order” haven’t factored into the examples she listed and added that “Americans not only have a RIGHT to vociferously criticize this, we have an OBLIGATION.”

“I am so damn tired of people pretending that legitimate criticism of federal abuse is universal criticism of ‘law and order,'” she stated. “That dog don’t hunt, folks.”

For one thing, argued Loesch, federal and local law enforcement should not be conflated, as “spending for federal law enforcement has skyrocketed over the years.”

“Those who want to abuse power are eager to delegitimize genuine and deserved criticism or attempt for accountability as some cry of the left,” she wrote. “If only there was equal heat for the abuse and abusers who got us to this point.”

According to Loesch, blaming Americans for their justifiable anger at the FBI is neither “smart nor effective.”

“I thought Pence was a good VP for Trump as his personality was to enact POTUS’s agenda & fulfill his role as VP,” she tweeted. “Blaming Americans legitimately victimized by unaccountable bureaucracy is neither the smart nor effective way to go about this.”

“You don’t want tea party 3.0,” she warned, adding that lecturing Americans will lead to “a stupidly annoying presidential primary cycle.”

“We’re in for a stupidly annoying presidential primary cycle because all of these candidates want to lecture voters over justified outrage at egregious federal abuses as their way to set themselves apart from Trump,” she predicted.

Grabien Media’s Tom Elliott went a step beyond Loesch’s criticism.

According to Elliott, anyone who is pro-law enforcement should be in favor of defunding the FBI, as the FBI is infamously corrupt.

“If you’re pro-law enforcement, you should also be pro-defunding the FBI, as it’s an unaccountable secret police force infamous for harboring criminals, framing the innocent w/ crimes, ignoring actual security threats, and sabotaging U.S. elections,” he boldly stated before listing several indisputable examples to support his claim.

“Throughout Trump’s presidency, they probed him for supposedly doing what they themselves are now doing virtually every election,” he argued.

The FBI, argues Elliott, is unconstitutional.

“Another reason you can be pro-law and order and anti-FBI is because the FBI doesn’t even have a constitutional mandate to exist in the first place,” he stated. “The entire operation is a violation of Americans’ constitutional rights.”

“If the FBI weren’t so busy interfering in elections & framing innocent Americans,” suggested Elliott, “perhaps they wouldn’t have missed these 21 mass murderers who were brought to their attention yet still somehow failed to stop”

Melissa Fine


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