“Not only did your office turn a local dispute into a national case, but the FBI executed the search warrant in as extreme a manner as one can imagine,” Hawley wrote. “The reports are exceptionally shocking given that your office has so far turned a blind eye to the epidemic of violence across the country by pro-abortion extremists, against pregnancy-resource centers, houses of worship and pro-life Americans – violent acts that are prohibited under the very same law under which you are charging Mark Houck,” he said. (The FACE Act not only makes it a federal crime to interfere with individuals seeking abortion services, but it also makes it a federal crime to damage places of worship.) Hawley’s letter concluded with three questions: “1. Why were 20-25 armed FBI agents sent to Mark Houck’s home to execute and arrest for simple assault? “2. Why did those agents have their guns drawn? “3. Since May 3, 2022, how many charges has your department brought against pro-abortion extremists who have attacked pregnancy resource centers, churches and pro-life Americans?” (The May 3 date is the day after the Supreme Court leak that indicated a conservative majority was about to overturn Roe v. Wade.) Don’t expect Garland to answer any of these questions with anything like the honesty the country deserves. The abomination of an attorney general — a man who, but for the grace of God and the spine of Sen. Mitch McConnell, would be seated on the Supreme Court now — is a clear and present danger to the liberty of all Americans, and has a record to prove it. His approval of the Aug. 8 raid on the home of former President Donald Trump and his willingness to use the powers of the federal government to try to bully states over election laws that the Constitution gives the individual states the power to pass prove that politics, not law, guides his decision-making. His readiness to target American parents trying to exercise their rightful control over their children’s education and his overall eagerness to prostitute the Justice Department to the agenda of the Biden administration show him to be manifestly unfit for the office he holds. But Garland is no less fit than the Biden administration itself — with the doddering, almost certainly corrupt President Joe Biden in the Oval Office — or the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House under the viciously partisan Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When conservative Americans go to the polls in November, the No. 1 goal has to be stopping the continuing Democratic depredations against decency in this country’s government, and that very much includes the double standard of justice imposed by the Merrick Garland Justice Department. As Hawley put it in a follow-up tweet, “Come January, the new Republican Congress must launch a thorough, public investigation of DOJ & the FBI – from their targeting of parents to religious protestors to political opponents. What Biden is doing is wrong. And dangerous.”
I want to know from Merrick Garland directly why Biden’s DOJ is arresting Catholic protestors like terrorists – complete with SWAT-style tactics – while letting actual terrorist acts like firebombings go unpunished pic.twitter.com/tU1Jwe4c7h— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 26, 2022
For that public investigation to happen, there has to be a Republican majority in at least one of the houses of Congress — but preferably both. Garland is guaranteed not to give honest answers to the questions in that Monday letter. It will take Republicans in congressional power, with committee chairmanships and subpoena powers, to force the issue. With the midterms just over six weeks away, American voters need to give Garland, his president and the political party that president represents an answer they’ll understand. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The corruption & abuse of law is out of control. Come January, the new Republican Congress must launch a thorough, public investigation of DOJ & the FBI – from their targeting of parents to religious protestors to political opponents. What Biden is doing is wrong. And dangerous— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 26, 2022