Tulsi Gabbard: Biden is Turning America into a ‘Banana Republic’

Tulsi Gabbard, a former candidate to be the Democrat Party’s nominee to the White House, is charging that the party’s eventual candidate, Joe Biden, now is turning the United States into a “banana republic.”

“Where dictators have federal agencies including law enforcement to act as their own personal goon squads,” she said.

In an interview with Fox News’ Jesse Watters, just a day after FBI agents raided President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, rifling through Melania Trump’s clothing and breaking into an empty safe, she warned Americans don’t want what Biden is imposing on them.

That would be an “escalating, very dangerous trend of abuse of power.”

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“These things are what happens in banana republics where dictators have federal agencies including law enforcement to act as their own personal good squads,” she said. “This is something that every American should be extremely concerned about.”

She continued, “Because this raid is just the latest serious escalation in this disturbing trend we’ve seen of blatant abuse of power by those in power to not only protect their friends but to target their political opponents or frankly anyone who dares to dissent or challenge, or disagree or even question what this administration is doing and there are a number of examples that we can point to, not only abuse of power within the Department of Justice, within the FBI, our law enforcement agencies, but also the Department of Homeland Security and the IRS.

“You pointed to a few examples already. Look to the FBI investigation of the … of Trump, the Russia hoax that didn’t turn out to be anything. You look at the IRS and Lois Lerner directly targeting conservative organizations under the Obama administration. You look at this administration’s Department of Homeland Security’s creation of a ‘Ministry of Truth’ to … tell us ‘Here’s what we say the truth is and is not and what you are allowed to say and what you are not allowed to say.'”

She said, “It’s hard to imagine, given how blatant all this is, that this is happening in the United States of America, and that is what is so deeply concerning. It’s that we should not as Americans have to be thinking, ‘Hey the Biden administration just passed a bill with more big spending, giving the IRS $80 billion to go after entrepreneurs, everyday Americans who are working hard, and hey maybe I should think about what I’m posting on Facebook and if I criticize the administration does that make me a target by this IRS that’ll now have thousands more IRSs agents to go after everyday Americans.?’

“These kinds of things should not be running through our minds in a democracy. These things are what happen in banana republics where dictators have federal agencies including law enforcement to act as their own personal goon squads. That’s what I’m thinking of as I see this escalating, very dangerous abuse of power by this administration.”

A report in Just the News revealed that Gov. Ron Desantis, R-Fla., made similar remarks following the raid.

“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic,” he wrote.

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