We all know about how aggressive the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been against former President Donald Trump. They seem to be doing the bidding of President Joe Biden and trying to clear Trump from the field for the 2024 election.
But it might not be quite as well known how aggressive the DOJ has been against regular citizens who value life and are against abortion.
The FBI raided the home of Mark Houck and arrested him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
The raid came early in the morning hours of last Friday. Houck’s wife and their seven children had to watch it all play out. This happened even though it had already been arranged for Houck to turn himself in.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) does not plan on letting this go without a fight. He has tweeted and retweeted his outrage at the DOJ’s actions. And he sent a letter directly to Attorney General Merrick Garland inquiring about the tactics employed.
The senator wrote, “the shocking reports… are true, then you have a lot to answer for.” Hawley makes it known that Houck assaulted the clinic escort only to defend his child against the man. The local authorities have already dismissed the crime for the same conduct.
Hawley writes that the FBI “reportedly executed the search warrant in as extreme a manner as one can imagine.”
He continues, ”The reports are especially 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 by the very same law which you are changing Mark Houck.”
It is also worth noting that FBI Director Christopher Wray was unable to sufficiently say if any of the “pro-abortion extremists” have been charged under the FACE Act.
Hawley cites a report from the Family Research Council documenting how there have been “104 incidents of extremist violence against pregnancy resource centers, churches, and pro-life Americans since the leak of the Supreme Court draft on May 3. Those attacks include fire-bombings and arsons.”
And he closes the letter by mentioning a recent attack against a pro-lifer, in Michigan. “Just last week, an 83-year-old woman was shot while engaging in pro-life activism.”
Hawley is seeking answers within 10 days.
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