Harry Thomas Jr.

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When federal agents swept through the home of Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. this morning, people around the District turned (where else?) to social media to react. There was plenty of snark, glee, and anger vented Thomas’ way.

But not every comment made online about Thomas was negative, even after the IRS and FBI seized an SUV and motorcycle that Thomas had, apparently, spent a combined total of $63,089 on. Here’s a look at some Twitter and Facebook posts defending the councilmember—and also the last few tweets Thomas sent out from his account today before the raid.

  1. “
    Damn they raided Harry Thomas Jr. house today…
  2. “
    Hmm, sounds like a problem. Hope this shakes out to be nothing. I’d be piss if IRS & FBI showed up to my crib on a Frid washingtonpost.com/local/d…
  3. “
    The forces that target Afro-American politicians is at it again as usual. We will not be mislead by false and misleading forces.
  4. “
    Harry is my friend and I fully believe that he will be exonerated. I call on all of my people that love our brother to pray for him and his family in this time of need. We love you Harry. Stay strong and just call on the name of Jesus. He will protect you.
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    Praying for you and your family, Tommy.
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    Praying for you, Keep your head held high, You’re a GREAT person, no matter what the new may portray! You’ll Always Have Support from me
  7. “
    Hey why they run up in Harry Thomas’ house?
  8. “
    OMGEEE HARRY!! STAY STRONG MAN…MAY GOD BLESS U AND B WITH U…U WILL CONTINUALLY B IN MY PRAYERS!!
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    Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
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    You have favor on your life!
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