Raid On Pro Life Family And GUESS Who’s Calling The Shots

Republican Senator Josh Hawley questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing over the FBI raid on pro-life Christian Mark Houck and accused the DOJ of having an anti-Catholic bias.

Hawley criticized the DOJ for turning a local dispute into a national case and executing the search warrant in an extreme manner. Hawley also raised concerns over a memorandum from the FBI field office in Virginia advocating for tripwire and source development against traditionalist Catholics. Garland denied the accusation and called the document inappropriate.

Takeaways:

Republican Senator Josh Hawley questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland over the FBI raid on a pro-life Christian man and accused the DOJ of having an anti-Catholic bias.

The FBI arrested Mark Houck in September 2021 for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, stemming from an altercation between Houck and a Planned Parenthood escort in Philadelphia.

Hawley criticized the DOJ for executing the search warrant in an extreme manner and turning a local dispute into a national case.

Hawley also raised concerns over a memorandum from the FBI field office in Virginia advocating for tripwire and source development against traditionalist Catholics.

Attorney General Merrick Garland denied the accusation of anti-Catholic bias and called the memorandum inappropriate.
Commentary:
The FBI’s use of force against a pro-life Christian man and the DOJ’s alleged anti-Catholic bias are concerning issues that need to be addressed.

It is important to ensure that all religions and ideologies are protected and not targeted by law enforcement agencies. The use of SWAT-style agents with long guns and ballistic shields is excessive and unnecessary in many cases, and it is concerning that such force was used against a pro-life activist.

Additionally, the memorandum from the FBI field office in Virginia advocating for the development of sources and tripwires against traditionalist Catholics is a worrying development.

It is crucial that the DOJ takes responsibility for the actions of its agents and ensures that they are held accountable for any misconduct. As Republican voters, we need to stand up for our values and demand that our law enforcement agencies respect the rights of all Americans, regardless of their beliefs or ideologies.