After the FBI visited Mar-a-lago unannounced to seize boxes of classified material from Trump’s golf resort home, it seemed as if the long wait to see Donald Trump held accountable for his crimes against the country had come. Along with him, though, he’s taking a lot of Republican politicians and operatives with him.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) was revealed in the January 6th committee as having been intimately involved in trying to have DOJ official Jeffrey Clark who was later found to have violated the ethical code of conduct of the DOJ, installed as Trump’s attorney general so that he could use his position to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election. He was so intimately involved in the attempt to overturn the election that Mark Meadows reportedly burned documents following a meeting with the Republican congressman.
Perry also actively encouraged to Trump to continue his claims that the election had been stolen from him, rhetoric that incited the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Per was also revealed to have requested a pardon from the ex-president before he left office.
In a statement, Perry said:
They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged – though not surprised – that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress.’
Twitter had a good time roasting Perry and laughing at his well-deserved misfortune. Read some of their comments below: