Conservative commentator Ann Coulter recently suggested that the FBI should be disbanded.
During an appearance on “The Howie Carr Show,” Coulter was asked to weigh in on FBI agent Peter Strzok, who sent anti-Trump texts during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Coulter reacted quite strongly, saying: “It’s time to disband the FBI. This is not J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI.”
“It wasn’t strictly policy, but J. Edgar Hoover, and of course they were all men, generally preferred Catholics and Mormons on the grounds that they were incorruptible, they were very, very honest and you could trust them,” Coulter added.
Coulter’s call to shut down the bureau comes amid President Trump’s frequent criticisms of federal law enforcement, which has included assertions of extreme political bias.
“Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election! Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!” Trump tweeted last month.
And in April, he tweeted: “What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide? Why aren’t they giving the strongly requested documents (unredacted) to the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE? Stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!”