DeSantis Isn’t Just Promising to Clean the Swamp…He’s Ready to Tear Down and Rebuild DOJ and FBI – Watch

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has revealed plans to tear down and rebuild the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

DeSantis, a Republican, made the announcement during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday. He said that the DOJ and the FBI have become “politicized” and “corrupt,” and that they need to be “reformed from the ground up.”

“We’re going to break up these agencies,” DeSantis said. “We’re going to tear them down and rebuild them from the ground up.”

DeSantis has stated he will replace much of the personnel at the DOJ and its subsidiaries, and implement a “disciplined” and “relentless” strategy so the Justice Department resembles what the “Founding Fathers envisioned.”

“We’re not going to let all this power accumulate in Washington, we’re going to break up these agencies,” DeSantis said over the weekend, according to Real Clear Politics.

“We’ve seen throughout this country that the DOJ and the FBI are controlled by one faction of our society,” DeSantis said, noting that the federal agencies were “going after pro-life activists,” investigating parents at school board meetings “who are concerned about things like critical race theory and forcing kids to wear masks,” and “colluding with tech companies to censor information such as what they did with the 2020 election.”

DeSantis’s plan has been met with support from some conservatives, who have long been critical of the DOJ and the FBI. However, it has also been met with criticism from some liberals, who say that DeSantis is trying to politicize the justice system.

DeSantis also said that he would revoke the security clearances of some former intelligence officials, mentioning the scores of former senior intelligence officials who signed a public letter saying the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation. He called the letter “a lie.”