(Headline USA) A group of Arizona Republicans voted to censure the “rogue” FBI and demanded that the state stop working with the agency in light of its raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Republicans in Arizona’s Legislative District 3 (LD3) passed a resolution blasting the FBI as an unaccountable and “lawless” agency. The resolution cites the FBI’s raid on Trump’s home, but also accuses the agency of working with Maricopa County officials to undermine the rule of law in the state.
Arizona should stop cooperating with the FBI immediately, the resolution states.
“Members of LD3 call on the Governor of the State of Arizona to formally call for the cessation of FBI operations in Maricopa County, Arizona,” it reads.
The governor and legislature have “the authority to stop information sharing with the FBI,” the Republicans argued. And it has “become clear that the leadership of the FBI has acted independently and out of bounds from their own historical mandates and required constitutional constraints to protect the rule of law.”
Instead of enforcing the law, “the FBI has abused the law by waging attacks on individuals and groups on behalf of a political party for political reasons and self-preservation,” the Republicans said.
Bruce Arlen, the resolution’s sponsor, said the document is meant to encourage Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Republican legislators and the Maricopa County GOP “to stand up and protect the people of Arizona and our Constitutional Rights from FBI actions that might eventually be foisted upon the people too.”
The resolution received overwhelming support when it was introduced Aug. 11, Arlen told the Gateway Pundit.
“Since that night, the country has now learned much more about the dubious legal viability of such actions against a President of the United States,” he said.