“THEY ARE SCUM, LIKE COCKROACHES ALL OVER WASHINGTON, D.C.,” the former president posted to Truth Social early Tuesday morning. “Congratulations to John Durham on a Report that is being praised for its quality, importance, and professionalism, by friend and foe alike.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has yet to announce a presidential bid, said there’s a “need to clean house at these agencies.”
“The Durham Report confirmed what we already knew: weaponized federal agencies manufactured a false conspiracy theory about Trump-Russia collusion,” DeSantis said on Twitter. “It reminds us of the need to clean house at these agencies, as they’ve never been held accountable for this egregious abuse of power.”
Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced his campaign in February, called to “shut down the FBI” Monday following the release of the report.
“In 1964 the FBI tried to blackmail MLK into committing suicide. Almost 60 years later, the same administrative agency continues to target and destroy its political enemies,” Ramaswamy said on Twitter. “This needs to finally end. Shut down the FBI – and yes, this is much more practical than it sounds.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who launched his bid last month, called for reform rather than a total shutdown.
“The Durham report today faulted the FBI for failing to uphold the integrity of the law. This makes my call to reform the FBI and limit the breadth of its jurisdiction even more important,” Hutchinson wrote on Twitter. “Great people. Just needs more focus and accountability.”