Republicans and Democrats alike railed Tuesday at a Justice Department weekend raid of a lawmaker's Washington office, saying the move threatens the independence of the legislative branch.
"This is a serious concern," said House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio. "Congress will clearly speak to the issue of the Justice Department invasion."
Independence from what? The same law enforcement measures to which all other Americans are subject?
Listen here, you elitist jerks. The FBI was investigating Jefferson for a crime. A judge signed a warrant to authorize a search of his Congressional office. Everything by the book.
On his show today, Rush Limbaugh pointed out a possible consequence of setting Congressional offices off-limits to such searches: any lawmakers who commit crimes will keep the incriminating evidence in their offices where no cop or Federal agent can ever search under any circumstances.