A majority of Americans believe the Biden administration has gone too far in its effort to prosecute political opponents, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), a conservative interest group for people aged 50 and older, found that more than 51 percent of 1,078 likely voters surveyed “believe the Biden administration has crossed an important ethical line in pursuing political opponents.” Just 41 percent rejected the statement.
“Among the respondents who answered ‘Yes’ and said the Biden administration had crossed an important ethical line were a staggering 74.2 percent of Latino voters,” AMAC reported, “many of whom have family roots in countries where political and religious persecution is the norm.”
The results of the survey conducted Sept. 21-26 mirror the findings of an earlier poll from the Trafalgar Group in August. A plurality of independents said the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI were “too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted.” More than half of Hispanics surveyed, or 55 percent, in the poll of 1,092 likely voters — a similar sample size to the group’s poll out Tuesday — said they believed the DOJ’s investigation of former President Donald Trump is politically motivated.
Both polls came in the aftermath of the FBI’s unprecedented raid of the former president’s Florida residence by roughly 30 agents in early August. A federal magistrate judge signed off on the search, ostensibly regarding potential violations of the Presidential Records Act, but it possesses all the hallmarks of the routine witch hunt operations used to go after Trump from within the agency for the past six years.
Days after the raid, Attorney General Merrick Garland professed in a press conference that he had personally signed off on it. The raid, Garland said at the time, was “narrowly scope[d],” though an examination of the warrant shows authorization to confiscate any and all documents Trump may have come into contact with as president.
In 2017, Trump revoked Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court after the new president was sworn into office. Justice Neil Gorsuch was appointed instead.
Last week, the FBI raided the home of a Tennessee pro-life activist and charged 10 more defendants over protests at an abortion facility. Nationwide firebombings at pro-life centers, on the other hand, have yet to result in similar prosecution.
“It took a month and a half and a pressure campaign from concerned congressional leaders and senators to get the FBI to even say it was ‘investigating’ these attacks,” reported The Federalist’s Elle Purnell.
The pair of surveys both contradict Democrats’ hysterical claims that Republicans are an existential threat to Democracy itself, while Democrats, meanwhile, explicitly weaponize the levers of law enforcement against their political opponents. President Joe Biden embraced the popular left-wing talking point as the theme of his opening message for the fall midterms while flanked by Marines in front of Independence Hall in what appeared as a hell-like landscape.