Here’s some disturbing news about the FBI.
A new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that a vast majority of Americans believe that the FBI has been “weaponized, starting from the top in Washington.”
According to the poll, 64% of voters believe that the FBI has become “politically weaponized.” Former FBI Special Agent Nicole Parker testified to a House subcommittee last month that the FBI has become “politically weaponized, starting from the top in Washington.” The poll shows that nearly half of those surveyed now view the FBI unfavorably.
This is a significant drop from last year, when 60% of “likely voters” said they viewed the FBI favorably. The poll also asked about support for FBI Director Christopher Wray, a Republican appointee. Strong supporters of President Joe Biden were the most likely to strongly back Wray.
Rasmussen tweeted: “Who rates @fbi Director Christopher Wray best? Voters who strongly approve of @JoeBiden. They are 4 times more likely to say Wray is better than his predecessors, than worse.”
The survey reflects rising doubts, especially among conservatives and Trump supporters, about the agency’s professed neutrality. Many are still outraged over the FBI’s and Big Tech’s role in squelching Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” (per Miranda Divine) as alleged “Russian disinformation.”
Questions have also been raised over whether the Bureau planted agents in the Jan. 6 protesters and actually helped instigate the melee. In an exchange that went viral, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. and chair of the House Republican Conference, grilled FBI Director Chris Wray as he testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Stefanik even asked “if Wray was aware the FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop since December 2019,” Fox News reported.
The FBI has been accused of being “politically weaponized” and using Gestapo tactics under President Joe Biden. In a previous Rasmussen poll in December, a majority of those surveyed agreed with the statement: “There is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.”
These accusations come amid continued outrage over the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago. Many Americans believe that the FBI is no longer a neutral organization that is focused on upholding the law, but rather one that has become politicized and is now serving as a weapon for the political left.
It’s clear that there are serious concerns about the FBI’s impartiality and neutrality. The agency must do everything in its power to restore public confidence in its ability to uphold the law without regard for political ideology or affiliation. Until then, many Americans will continue to view the FBI as a politically weaponized organization that cannot be trusted.
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Nearly 2/3 of voters say the @FBI is “politically weaponized.”
And about 10% of America is HAPPY ABOUT IT!
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 10, 2023