Nixon tried, but Biden succeeded in politicizing federal law enforcement, Cruz charges

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Joe Biden has succeeded in turning the Department of Justice, the FBI, and other intelligence agencies into political weapons, a scheme that Richard Nixon tried – unsuccessfully – to do.

That was because the system worked, and fought back against his politicization campaign, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

He was on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, and his comments were reported online at Washington Stand.

Cruz explained how Biden, “despite a checkered and often unpopular record,” succeeded where no longer president has over the last 50 years, the report explained.

“The U.S. Senate confirmed in the 1970s that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had the FBI investigate people who sent him letters opposing his foreign policies; the Kennedy administration wiretapped journalists and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson spied on the 1964 presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater,” the report said.

But Cruz charged that Biden has weaponized federal agencies even more than Nixon did during Watergate.

“Richard Nixon tried to use [Department of Justice], and the FBI, and the IRS to target his enemies. And by and large, the system worked: The agencies refused to cooperate, and Nixon resigned in disgrace,” said Cruz of the topic he considers in his book, “Justice Corrupted: How the Left Has Weaponized the Legal System.”

“What Nixon tried to do, Barack Obama and Joe Biden succeeded in doing. Barack Obama pushed hard partisans into career positions at DOJ, the FBI, the intelligence agencies, and the IRS, and targeted his political enemies. It has now metastasized under Joe Biden,” he said.

The Washington Stand explained, “Critics point to a host of norm-breaking behavior emanating from the Biden administration, including the first-ever raid on a former president, as federal agents descended on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on the grounds that he reportedly retained classified material. The FBI stormed the homes of Project Veritas employees who obtained the diary of Biden’s daughter, Ashley, in which she wrote of being ‘[h]yper-sexualized @ a young age,’ including ‘showers w/my dad (probably not appropriate).’ In the last few weeks, heavily armed agents have arrested pro-life advocates on charges stretching back more than a year. Yet they have made not a single arrest of anyone in the Biden or Clinton families, Black Lives Matter officials accused of misappropriating millions of dollars in tax-exempt donations or those who vandalized — and at times, committed arson against — more than 100 pro-life churches and pregnancy resource centers since May.”

Cruz said, “When it comes to Hillary Clinton and her violations of law, they turn a blind eye, but with Donald Trump, they send an army of FBI agents to storm his home. And [this pattern is repeated] over and over again. The double standard is glaringly obvious, and it is remarkable. Merrick Garland is perfectly willing to have the DOJ function in a nakedly partisan way, and it’s completely unjustifiable.”

The Washington Stand report noted the issue has been elevated by requests from three medical industry organizations, including the American Medical Association, which have asked Garland to investigate those who share “misleading” details about hospitals that surgically mutilate the healthy bodies of minors who say they are transgender.

“The AMA appeal resembled a similar entreaty from the National School Board Association, which came almost exactly one year earlier, for Garland to investigate parents voicing opposition to transgender restroom policies, pornographic books, and controversial curricula such as critical race theory,” the report said.

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