Aug 9, 2022 - Politics

Youngkin denounces FBI search of Trump home

A tweet from Gov. Youngkin
Screenshot: @GlennYoungkin/Twitter

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who worked hard to keep Donald Trump at arm's length during his campaign last year, came to the former president's defense Tuesday.

What's happening: In a tweet, Youngkin called reports the FBI searched Trump's home a "stunning move."

  • "Selective, politically motivated actions have no place in our democracy," he wrote.

Between the lines: It's the best sign yet Youngkin is focused on a presidential run, writes the New York Times' Jonathan Martin.

  • "This is a message for national GOP primary voters, not the many DOJ and FBI employees who call Virginia home," Martin says.

Of note: Fact-checkers have repeatedly debunked Youngkin's claims that the U.S. Department of Justice labeled school parents as terrorists.

Go deeper: Youngkin presidential buzz grows louder

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