Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) sat down for an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" and explained that Attorney General Merrick Garland owes Americans an explanation for the raid on former President Trump's residence. So far, Garland has failed in his "responsibility" to the American people.
The interview started with a question from hostess Andrea Mitchell who asked Senator Rounds, "So earlier this week, you said that the FBI search must be justified and that you had serious questions about the integrity of the Justice Department. Having seen what they retrieved, including all these classified documents, has that answered your questions about the need for them to go in?"
Senator Rounds responded by saying, "I think releasing the affidavit would help. At least that would confirm that there was justification for this raid. But remember, this is also a case of where we're going to have more questions as they continue to develop, as they look through the information, the material that they've garnered at Mar-a-Lago. Perhaps they will share some of what their concern was. They'll share a little bit about the reason for actually going in and doing it this way."
The FBI's raid of the former President's Florida residence was unprecedented and ignited calls of foul play from Republicans who saw the raid as a politically motivated move.
Senator Rounds later stated in the interview that "But I think, I think Attorney General Garland really does have a responsibility, not just to take accountability for it, but to share with the American people why they did this. We still have more questions than we have answers."
So far, Attorney General Garland has failed in that responsibility which further suggests that the circumstances around the raid were indeed political. Garland's actions will likely lead to impeachment if Republicans take power in Congress after the midterm elections.
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