Florida state Rep. Sabatini calls for state to ‘sever all ties’ with Biden DOJ, FBI agents ‘arrested’ on sight

Republicans across the nation were greatly disturbed and infuriated by what appeared to be a politically motivated FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort residence in Florida on Monday.

Now a Trump-supporting lawmaker in Florida, state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R), has called on his colleagues in the legislature to immediately “sever all ties” to federal law enforcement and to even arrest any FBI agents attempting to enforce laws in Florida without prior authorization from the state government, the Daily Caller reported.

FBI agents operating without authorization “should be arrested upon sight”

“It’s time for us in the Florida Legislature to call an emergency legislative session & amend our laws regarding federal agencies,” Rep. Sabatini tweeted Monday evening. “Sever all ties with DOJ immediately.”

“Any FBI agent conducting law enforcement functions outside the purview of our State should be arrested upon sight,” he added.

Earlier that evening, in response to a statement about the FBI raid by former President Trump, Sabatini had tweeted, “It’s time to completely gut the FBI and DOJ. They are not capable of being reformed.”

Trump issues defiant statement after raid

That statement from Trump that Sabatini shared proclaimed, “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”

“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024,” he continued and likened the raid to something usually seen in “broken, Third World Countries” but not America … at least, not until now.

“The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level!” the embattled former president added.

According to The Hill, the Mar-a-Lago raid is purportedly connected to allegations that Trump removed classified documents from the White House that should have instead gone to the National Archives. However, the outlet noted that the raid came as Trump is also under federal investigation for his alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election — which some believe are the real underlying reasons behind the raid and not the relatively minor deal with classified documents that Trump himself had the authority to declassify at any time.

DOJ and FBI should be “totally gutted and cut down”

State Rep. Sabatini, who is a Trump-endorsed candidate for Congress, explained to the Daily Caller that he would like to see state-imposed limitations on cooperative agreements between local and federal law enforcement by requiring the feds to first seek permission from the state before operating in Florida,

“That’s just at the state level. At the federal level they need to be totally gutted and cut down,” he added. “We need to be putting as much pressure on them as possible.”

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