Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with several colleagues, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US Attorney John Huber, asking them to investigate several Obama-era officials for potential violation(s) of federal statutes. These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counsel Lisa Page, among others.
The following members have joined DeSantis in this call for equal application of the law: Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Dave Brat (VA-07), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Jody Hice (GA-10), Todd Rokita (IN-04), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), and Ted Yoho (FL-03).
“The political elite are not immune from the rule of law, and those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as any other American,” DeSantis said. “If former officials, including Hillary Clinton and James Comey, broke the law then they need to be held accountable. We ask that the Department of Justice move swiftly to ensure that violations of federal statutes by high officials are identified and prosecuted.”
“We are a country of laws, and we cannot allow those in high authority positions in government who flagrantly violate our laws walk away without fully answering to the American people,” said Rokita. “That is why I fully support Rep. DeSantis’s call for an investigation against officials who have disregarded our federal statutes.”