Rooney is the latest GOP lawmaker to criticize the FBI over what President Donald Trump's allies see as a tainted investigation into his campaign being carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller.
"People have very high standards of our government agencies", the Florida congressman told MSNBC. "How does that not undermine the work that these agencies are doing?"
"That's a pretty broad brush you're painting with", she said.
Rooney said that he had seen evidence that "the agencies don't respect the Constitution and will not put the ends before the means". Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. Uranium One has mining stakes in the US.
Rep. Francis Rooney expanded on his inflammatory comments during an interview with FOX Business' Trish Regan on Wednesday, suggesting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional oversight committees need to subpoena organizational leadership to further investigate potential political biases.
The two officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, went on to work temporarily for the special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. "But here we have a few examples that are egregious enough to make you stand back and say 'I wonder how many of them there are, and certainly should they be involved in an investigation of the president'".
On Wednesday morning, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was asked about Rooney's call for a "purge" and indicated he agrees with the sentiment, if not Rooney's use of such a loaded term.
Strzok was among those overseeing the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server previous year.
Two investigations were dismissed from the Russian Federation probe after anti-Trump text messages came to light, and Rooney believes there is enough precedence. Page left for unrelated reasons.
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Congress also found 90 percent of those on Mueller's team made political donations to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.
A number of Republicans are furious with the GOP officials, including Trump, who are trying to turn Americans against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The sources told Politico they could not confirm the connection and were simply investigating.
Strzok's texts included discussion about a meeting with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's office.