Tim Scott says he will fire Justice Department leaders if elected president

 June 24, 2023

Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina recently spoke about President Joe Biden's son Hunter reaching a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time.

Hunter will avoid going to jail over tax and gun related charges, and Scott attacked the Justice Department, saying they are being "weaponized" against conservatives.

Scott said if he is elected president in 2024, he will fire the leaders at the Justice Department.

"Like other presidential hopefuls, Scott called the plea deal Hunter Biden reached with prosecutors for misdemeanor tax evasion charges evidence of a two-tiered system of justice," the Washington Examiner reported. "Hunter Biden separately entered into a pretrial agreement with the Department of Justice over his alleged purchase of a firearm while he was an illicit drug user."

"We all know this, that the big guy has some explaining to do without any question," Scott said.

Scott's reference to the "Big guy" is a reference to Joe Biden, as it is the name he was called in recent correspondence that implicates him in a bribery scheme.

"We all have to be treated equally under the eyes and the laws of our country. And when the Bidens get away with that, we need to thank God for Sen. Grassley and congressman [James] Comer for doing their jobs," Scott added.

Scott vowed that if the Republican investigations falter, he had a solution.

"If they can't finish their investigation, President Tim Scott will finish it," he said. "With your help, we're gonna fire Joe Biden, and then we're gonna fire [Attorney General] Merrick Garland and fire [FBI Director] Christoper Wray."

"It is unacceptable and un-American to weaponize the Department of Justice against your political opponents. It's just wrong," Scott said.