FBI is investigating domestic violent extremism against pro-life organizations
FBI Director Christopher Wray says the Joint Terrorism Taskforce is conducting a number of domestic violent extremism investigations focused on attacks or threats against churchs, pro-life organizations and pregnancy resource centers. He could not say exactly how many investigations are ongoing, but mentioned active inquiries in Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
The attacks are related to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. While the pro-life organizations were the big concern of Republicans, Democrats were worried about abortion clinics and pro-choice organizations. Wray says those attacks have happened historically.
CHRISTOPHER WRAY | DIRECTOR – FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION says: “I don’t care what side of the issue you’re on, I don’t care who you’re upset with or what you’re upset about. On abortion or anything else, you do not get to use of violence or threats of violence to act on it. And we’re going to go after that conduct aggressively.”
Director Wray says ever since the Dobbs opinion leaked, there has been a general intensification of violence related to abortion. Wray believes it’s part of a larger phenomenon happening in this country.
CHRISTOPHER WRAY | DIRECTOR – FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION says: there are just way too many people who seem to think that that justifies engaging in violence and destruction of property and threats of violence. You mention molotov cocktails. I feel like everyday I’m getting briefed on somebody throwing a molotov cocktail on someone for some issue. It’s crazy,”
Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.