Former Vice President Mike Pence called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to release additional information connected to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago while also castigating some Republicans for criticisms of rank-and-file FBI agents.

“The Republican Party is the party of law and order,” Pence told a couple of hundred people gathered at the St. Anselm College Institute of Politics for a Politics & Eggs breakfast Wednesday. “Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police.”

Mike Pence at podium

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks Wednesday morning at a Politics & Eggs series event at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Mike Pence with Matthew Bartlett

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Nashua native Matthew Bartlett of Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning after speaking at a Politics & Eggs series event at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Mike Pence with crowd

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks Wednesday morning at a Politics & Eggs series event at Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics.