Republican Congressman Francis Rooney Calls for “Purge” of FBI

Cong. Francis Rooney

Republican Congressman Francis Rooney of Florida called for a purge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He also alleged that some officials in the bureau are part of the “deep state.”

During a recent interview with MSNBC, Cong. Rooney said the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the presidential elections and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is “off the rails.”

Cong. Rooney said, “I am very concerned that the DOJ and the FBI… are off the rails.” He suggested that the agencies failed to meet the “very high standards” that the American people expects.

The lawmaker noted that the anti-Trump text messages of FBI agent Strzok during the 2016 presidential campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his team of investigators after a DOJ internal investigation found his text messages.  Cong. Rooney also mentioned the fact that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife accepted donations for her political campaign from Democrats.

Cong. Rooney thinks the DOJ and FBI don’t respect the Constitution

Cong. Rooney said those examples are “nerve racking” for him and “undermine” his confidence on the DOJ and the FBI. He suggested that both agencies “don’t respect the Constitution.”