Last Updated on August 10, 2022
GOP politicians along with the Republican National Committee jumped at the opportunity to fundraise off of the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s personal residence in Palm Beach, Fla.
Within hours of the raid, a multitude of Republican politicians and the Republican National committee began sending out mass texts and emails seeking out donations.
The landing page, complete with a prechecked recurring box pic.twitter.com/qPRPxdlVRj
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 9, 2022
“It’s hard to believe it but it’s true. Biden’s FBI raided President Trump’s beautiful Florida home. They don’t go after Hillary or Hunter, but they go after Pres. Trump,” the Republican National Committee said in a fundraising email sent around 2:30 AM Tuesday.
The RNC called for its supporters “to step up RIGHT NOW to stand with the GOP & STOP JOE BIDEN” by donating.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel urged Conservatives to “contribute ASAP to show your support for President Trump’s legacy and to stand with the GOP.”
Speaking on Fox & Friends McDaniel encouraged Republicans to donate to candidates like Mehmet Oz if they wanted to fight back against the FBI raid.
Ronna McDaniel on Fox & Friends asks people to fight back against the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago by donating to Herschel Walker pic.twitter.com/UhvXoUxHt0
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 9, 2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined in on the fundraising scheme, telling supporters that he was “FURIOUS! The DOJ has been WEAPONIZED.”
Directing recipients to a donation page, McCarthy added: “We are at a PIVOTAL moment in our nation’s history. Don’t let Biden’s DOJ get away with this!”
GOP lawmakers like Rep. Jim Jordan, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn echoed the RNC-led talking points by seeking to take advantage of infuriated Americans by fundraising.
Some Conservatives have accused GOP leaders of talking a big game by causing such a stir about the FBI raid while suggesting these GOP leaders will not actually fight for Trump.
“The GOP has no plans to counter this FBI raid of Trump other than fundraising. If we don’t get action, we’re done as a nation,” Conservative firebrand Lavern Spicer tweeted.
The GOP has no plans to counter this FBI raid of Trump other than fundraising.
If we don’t get action, we’re done as a nation.
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) August 9, 2022
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