According to reports on Tuesday, a GOP Lawmaker is calling for a purge of the FBI a midst new reports of deep state corruption.
WATCH: GOP Rep. Francis Rooney calls for 'purge' of FBI, accuses some in the agency of being a part of the 'deep state' pic.twitter.com/kkJTBPFeui
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Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) on Tuesday called for a “purge” of the FBI, warning of “deep state” figures at work in the agency.
Rooney said during an interview on MSNBC that the American people have “very high standards” for the country’s government agencies, and suggested they aren’t being met.
He was pressed during the interview on whether he is trying to discredit the Department of Justice, and by extension the investigation into Russia’s election interference.
“I don’t want to discredit them. I would like to see the directors of those agencies purge it,” he replied.
“And say, look, we’ve got a lot of great agents, a lot of great lawyers here, those are the people that I want the American people to see and know the good works being done, not these people who are kind of the deep state.”
When pressed further he specifically mentioned Peter Strzok, a top FBI agent who worked on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of State.