Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Scott Perry told Fox News this Wednesday that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone.
Perry said that he was on vacation with his family when he was approached by three FBI agents saying they had a warrant for his phone and to hand it over. The news comes one day after FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort looking for classified documents he allegedly took from the White House when his presidency ended.
“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish,” Perry told Fox News.
“I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress,” Perry said in his statement. “My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business.”
He added that “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”
Perry, who is an original member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, echoed Donald Trump’s unproven claims that the 2020 election was rigged.