Speaker Johnson Slams FBI Over Targeting of Religious Americans

FIRST IN THE DAILY SIGNAL: Home Speaker Mike Johnson criticized the FBI for concentrating on individuals of religion, promising to “maintain these accountable accountable for these actions.”

In an interview Tuesday with The Every day Sign, Johnson particularly addressed the Justice Division’s curiosity in pro-life People and other people of religion in gentle of revelations that the FBI was investigating traditional Catholics as potential home terrorists and that the DOJ had focused pro-life activists similar to Mark Houck through the Freedom of Entry to Clinic Entrances Act.

The speaker, who served on the Home Choose Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Authorities and on the Judiciary Committee, reminded The Every day Sign that “we’ve jurisdiction over numerous these areas of concern.”

The U.S. Home of Representatives chamber is seen right here throughout a roll-call vote for speaker on Oct. 25, on which Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., was chosen by his GOP colleagues. (Photograph: Aaron Schwartz/Xinhua/Getty Photographs)

“I’ve made it very clear that, in my opinion, the proof exhibits that, the FBI, for instance, within the final couple of years has been weaponized.”

“Now we have the proof to point out it,” he mentioned. “They’ve, in some circumstances, focused individuals of religion. They’ve focused conservative Catholics and anxious mother and father in school board conferences and all the remainder. The proof could be very clear that that’s occurred.”

Johnson promised to carry these accountable accountable for these actions.

“Now we have to make sure that the FBI is a trusted establishment,” he mentioned. “And proper now, it’s not, by giant numbers of People due to this proof that they’ve seen.”

We owe it to the individuals to have accountable federal businesses that work for them, that serve and shield them, and don’t unfairly label them or goal them. And we’ve had extra of the latter and fewer of the previous. We’ve received to get again to what these businesses have been designed to do.

Throughout his interview with The Every day Sign, Johnson additionally mentioned the risks of experimental gender surgical procedures on kids, his religion and its intersection along with his politics, and extra.


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