Ted Cruz Nails It: Nixon Tried and Failed to Corrupt the DOJ and FBI, 'Obama and Biden Succeeded’

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In less than two years, Joe Biden has proved to be the most incompetent president in U.S. history, intentionally creating crisis after crisis, from his war on the oil industry to the southern border crisis; and he’s now attempting to match wits with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Nobody’s done it “better” than Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. — and that’s far from all.


As Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently articulated, Biden–and Obama before him–have succeeded in turning the Department of Justice, the FBI, and other U.S. intelligence agencies into political weapons. It’s a scheme that even Richard Nixon, tainted by the Watergate scandal, couldn’t pull off — despite trying his damnedest.

Biden and Obama succeeded where Nixon failed, Cruz said on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins,” Wednesday, because “the system” fought back against Nixon’s politicization campaign. But today, the DOJ and FBI are willing accomplices, and proactively so, in the Democrat war against conservatism.

In the interview, Cruz explained how Biden, “despite a checkered and often unpopular record,” succeeded where no other president has, over the last 50 years, as reported on Thursday by the Washington Stand.

The U.S. Senate confirmed in the 1970s that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had the FBI investigate people who sent him letters opposing his foreign policies; the Kennedy administration wiretapped journalists and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson spied on the 1964 presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater.

Cruz said the corruption that began under Obama “has now metastasized” under Biden.

What Nixon tried to do, Barack Obama and Joe Biden succeeded in doing. Barack Obama pushed hard partisans into career positions at DOJ, the FBI, the intelligence agencies, and the IRS, and targeted his political enemies. It has now metastasized under Joe Biden.


Washington Stand noted multiple examples:

Critics point to a host of norm-breaking behavior emanating from the Biden administration, including the first-ever raid on a former president, as federal agents descended on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on the grounds that he reportedly retained classified material.

The FBI stormed the homes of Project Veritas employees who obtained the diary of Biden’s daughter, Ashley, in which she wrote of being “[h]yper-sexualized @ a young age,’ including ‘showers w/my dad (probably not appropriate).” In the last few weeks, heavily armed agents have arrested pro-life advocates on charges stretching back more than a year.

Yet they have made not a single arrest of anyone in the Biden or Clinton families, [or] Black Lives Matter officials accused of misappropriating millions of dollars in tax-exempt donations or those who vandalized — and at times, committed arson against — more than 100 pro-life churches and pregnancy resource centers since May.

Cruz also reiterated the reality we’ve seen for more than six years: the persecution of Donald Trump, while the DOJ and FBI continue to turn a blind eye to the multiple scandals surrounding — or perpetrated by — Hillary Clinton.

When it comes to Hillary Clinton and her violations of law, they turn a blind eye, but with Donald Trump, they send an army of FBI agents to storm his home. And [this pattern is repeated] over and over again. The double standard is glaringly obvious, and it is remarkable. Merrick Garland is perfectly willing to have the DOJ function in a nakedly partisan way, and it’s completely unjustifiable.


Yet still, it continues, with the Democrat Party, U.S. intelligence agencies, and “mainstream” media all but thumbing their noses at Republicans and conservative media who demand equal justice.

“MAGA Republicans”

Meanwhile, President “Unity” has found one acceptable use for fossil fuels — pouring partisan gasoline on the flames of divisiveness burning uncontained throughout our country. When a sitting president labels a former president and his supporters “semi-fascists,” he knows exactly what he’s doing–and why he’s doing it. Hence, Biden sneers at “MAGA Republicans,” as if Trump supporters are on par with the black-shirted supporters of WWII Italy’s fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

As RedState reported in July, charges of law enforcement “mistreatment” of January 6 protesters began to swirl on social media and conservative political sites during and in the aftermath of the breach of the U.S. Capitol. Moreover, according to legal experts, the FBI and the Justice Department continue to violate civil liberties and use “brutish tactics” during politically motivated and highly publicized raids and arrests against critics of the Biden administration, as reported by Just the News.

The Bottom Line

Until the Republican Party has control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, the “swamp” will not be drained. Trump ran in part on that pledge, but now it’s full of more swamp things intent on making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution and equal justice under the law than at any other time in history.


We have work to do between now and the 2024 presidential election, my fellow conservatives, and when 2024 rolls around, let’s not screw it up.


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