Could GOP calls to ‘defund’ FBI boost Democrats in midterm elections?

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  • Republicans have pushed a mantra of “defund the FBI” in the aftermath of the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-lago residence.
  • Democrats are framing calls to “defund the FBI” as the latest example of an increasingly extreme “ultra-MAGA” Republican Party.
  • Experts are divided on what extent “defund the FBI” will hurt Republicans during the midterms.

WASHINGTON –  Don Bolduc, the front-runner to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, said he’s open to eliminating the FBI, prompting loud cheers during a GOP primary debate this month.

Bruce Fenton, another contender, was more unequivocal: “We should abolish the FBI and replace it with nothing.”

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