WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden Administration’s continued silence on the law enforcement raid of former President Trump’s personal residence:

“It’s been 72 hours since the Justice Department took the unprecedented step of raiding a former President’s home. Reports this relates to a dispute over Presidential records are either a thinly veiled excuse or an abuse of power, if true. Given the Democrats’ history of weaponizing the Department of Justice, including the FBI, for political purposes, the American people deserve an honest explanation.”

“This Administration has targeted parents who challenged the actions of their local school boards, suggesting they are domestic terrorists, while downplaying potential crimes by a member of the President’s own family. Given this history, the American people are understandably skeptical, and deserve to know the truth. The longer the Attorney General remains silent, the more this looks like a brazen abuse of power to target a political rival.”

Earlier this week, Senator Cornyn called the reported reason behind the raid “thin gruel.”