Democratic and Republican figures are jumping at the chance to peddle merchandise from the Mar-a-Lago raid. Marjorie Taylor Greene sold “Defund the FBI” hats and caps at her campaign store on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton’s team, meanwhile, is fundraising with “But Her Emails” caps and shirts. Something is loading.
Democratic and Republican figures are seizing the opportunity to sell merchandise inspired by the FBI’s search for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, for her part, was one of the first Republican figures to seek FBI funding after the agency searched Mar-a-Lago. A day later, Greene promoted “Defund the FBI” merchandise on his official Telegram channel.
“A day after Biden’s FBI raided and ransacked President Trump’s home, they have now confiscated House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry’s cellphone!” Greene wrote. “This is outrageous. Fight back! Cancel FBI funding.”
Greene’s message contained a link to his campaign store, where caps and shirts bearing the phrase “Defund the FBI” are sold. Caps are $30, as are shirts. Greene also sells products emblazoned with the slogans “Proud Christian Nationalist” and “Enemy of the State”.
Greene selling the shirts even comes amid the backlash she received for her previous appeal to fund the FBI. On Tuesday, former RNC chairman Michael Steele denounced Greene, calling her a Republican “shit for the brains” for demanding that the FBI be removed.
At the other end of the political spectrum, Hillary Clinton also sells merchandise related to the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago. Clinton posted an image of new merchandise to her Twitter account, which bore the slogan “But her emails” – a reference to a scandal over her use of a private email server for official communications including the GOP s seized in the 2016 election.
The hat was lifted at the store in February 2022 after New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman broke the news citing White House sources who said Trump was prone to flushing documents down the toilet. Clinton promoted the hat again on Monday after the raid, writing, “Every ‘But Her Emails’ hat or shirt sold helps @onwardtogether partners stand up for democracy, build a progressive bench and fight for our values. I’m just saying!”
Two hours later, Clinton announced hats were sold out, but announced shirts with the same slogan. Hats and shirts are $30 each.
—Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2022
At press time, the hats were back in stock on the Onward Together PAC online store. According to the PAC website, it provides local progressive organizations with financial support and mentorship advice.
Clinton and Greene’s fundraiser comes amid a fundraising campaign among Republican figures and organizations, who appear to be seizing the raid as a possible fundraising opportunity.
Trump’s fundraising team, for its part, called on supporters to donate to the former president. The Save America PAC — Trump’s post-presidential fundraising PAC — asked in an email seen by Insider that “every red-blooded American patriot step up” and “immediately rush to donate,” citing “dark times for our nation”.
Representatives for Greene and Clinton’s Onward Together PAC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.