The Biden DOJ Comes for the Pro-Lifers

 

Some people cheered when people who protested at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, were rounded up by the FBI,  thrown into jail, kept for months without charges, denied bail and access to counsel, and sentenced to long prison terms from trespassing charges of the type routinely dismissed for left-wing protesters. These same people will be delighted to learn that the Biden/Garland DOJ is now extending this treatment to people who protest in front of abortion clinics.

Last week, the FBI sent a SWAT team in a dawn raid to arrest a pro-life protester, even though his lawyer had already negotiated an agreement for him to turn himself in peacefully.  Eleven more were arrested this week as the radical left Biden DOJ continues its crackdown on political opponents.

Worth noting: The FBI has yet to make a single arrest for acts of arson, vandalism, and violence against crisis pregnancy centers. Indeed, the FBI confiscated security camera footage of a crisis pregnancy center firebombing and refused to return it on the basis that it might inspire “right-wing” violence.

There are two standards of justice in this country; one for supporters of the ruling party, and another for its opponents.

There comes a point where choosing not to stand is to make a stand. FBI field agents stood by while the Biden DOJ dropped cases against criminals who rioted, set fires, looted, and assaulted officers during the nationwide tantrum after the death of St. George Floyd. They remain silent as the administration takes no action to find members of Jane’s Revenge, the group claiming to attack pregnancy centers, or the criminals destroying churches.

Yet they don their gear and roll up to the houses of nonviolent pro-life activists with guns drawn. Field agents are no longer passive actors simply taking orders. They are active participants in helping the Biden DOJ enforce two standards of justice. When Republicans take control of Congress next year, both agencies need radical reforms from the leadership suite in D.C. to the offices in the field.

Perhaps, should the Republican Party win a congressional majority next year, they can hold hearings into these matters. Remember the Republican-led hearings into Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Harassment of Conservative Political Groups, and the Veterans Administration Scandal that let 300,000 veterans die waiting for health care while VA bureaucrats awarded bonuses to each other?  Remember how those hearings punished those responsible and led to massive reforms at those respective agencies?

Yeah, neither do I.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Evil and tyrannical. A vote for any Democrat is a vote for this to continue.

    It’s also evil and tyrannical for Republicans to do nothing. Or for Republicans who wish to address this to be hamstrung by the “controlled opposition” in their own party.

    Vote out all Democrats, then defeat all RINOs in their primaries. Washington DC is destroying this country.

     

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  2. StChristopher Member
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    @JohnBerg

    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.  Remember Congress finding Eric Holder in contempt?  The Obama administration did nothing to prosecute him.  Even if a Republican congress exposes the corruption the MSM will not cover the story of the corruption or if it does it will spin it to make Republicans look bad.  I don’t blame Trump, but in hindsight he should have worked harder to clean out the executive agencies.  It was the Trump presidency and now the Biden presidency that show us the alarming corruption and partisanship of the FBI, DOJ, Defense, IRS, EPA agencies.  As much as I supported Trump, I think we need a president with the potential for 8 years in office and with excellent discipline and executive experience.  To me, right now, that man seems to beDe Santis.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    I think that’s how they like it. They get to grandstand, provide quotes for their campaign literature, claim they did something about something, but the end result is always the same whether Republicans have majorities or not. Nothing is done, evil is not punished — is frequently rewarded — and on we go further into the abyss.

     

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  4. JoelB Member
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    @JoelB

    Sounds like Biden’s wingman has him covered. Obama’s wingman had him covered. Trump never had a wingman.

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  5. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    A vote for any Democrat is a vote for this to continue.

    Hear. Hear.

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    I think that’s how they like it. They get to grandstand, provide quotes for their campaign literature, claim they did something about something, but the end result is always the same whether Republicans have majorities or not. Nothing is done, evil is not punished — is frequently rewarded .

    And the cycle is pretty much unbreakable; in no so small part because Democrats will go to the wall to defend their bureaucrats (who are also their voters and donors), but the GOP just folds its tent and goes home. A GOP majority theoretically could refuse to fund the FBI until major reforms were undertaken and corrupt officials were held accountable. They won’t, though.

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  6. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    If they can get away with three (!) political witch hunts against a sitting U.S. President, you (and you know who you are!) have emboldened them with expanding the definition of a ‘witch’ to whomever they care to. Shame. Sad.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    Evil and tyrannical. A vote for any Democrat is a vote for this to continue.

    And we know someone who’ll do this because they hate Trump . . .

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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Stad (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    Evil and tyrannical. A vote for any Democrat is a vote for this to continue.

    And we know someone who’ll do this because they hate Trump . . .

    Of course, he’s actually a Democrat anyway. There are public records that prove it.

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  9. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Well, it’s all about the “rule of law” don’tcha know? And the rule of law means that it’s OK for Biden to weaponize the Department of Justice and the FBI into a fashion-challenged version of the Gestapo (Hugo Boss definitely superior to Men’s Wearhouse) targeted at opponents of the regime and its policies. But it’s not OK for any “election denier” to suggest there was anything “off” about the 2020 election when thousands of left-wing activists paid for by a social media billionaire dumped totes of votes into drop boxes in the middle the night; or when paid left-wing activists were allowed to take over from poll workers in critical upper midwest states.

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  10. Hang On Member
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    @HangOn

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    Yes, there most certainly is. The budget originates in the House and can be one of the most potent weapons there is. The only question is whether Kevin McCarthy has any cajones. We already know Mitch McConnell was born without any.

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Hang On (View Comment):

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    Yes, there most certainly is. The budget originates in the House and can be one of the most potent weapons there is. The only question is whether Kevin McCarthy has any cajones. We already know Mitch McConnell was born without any.

    Well, it doesn’t matter that much if McConnell has any.  He can’t pass a budget that the House doesn’t pass.

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  12. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    Of course, he’s actually a Democrat anyway. There are public records that prove it.

    Oh, I don’t think we need public records to discern people’s political leanings when they actively campaign for left-wing Democrats and against conservative Republicans.

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    Of course, he’s actually a Democrat anyway. There are public records that prove it.

    Oh, I don’t think we need public records to discern people’s political leanings when they actively campaign for left-wing Democrats and against conservative Republicans.

    No, but we have them anyway.

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  14. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    Yes, there most certainly is. The budget originates in the House and can be one of the most potent weapons there is. The only question is whether Kevin McCarthy has any cajones. We already know Mitch McConnell was born without any.

    It’s not about cahones, although Kevin has none . It’s about the money men behind the curtain calling the shots . Those people have an agenda and it is not ours. 

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  15. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    Yes, there most certainly is. The budget originates in the House and can be one of the most potent weapons there is. The only question is whether Kevin McCarthy has any cajones. We already know Mitch McConnell was born without any.

    It’s not about cahones, although Kevin has none . It’s about the money men behind the curtain calling the shots . Those people have an agenda and it is not ours.

    You honestly think it doesn’t take cajones to stand up to them?

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  16. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    StChristopher (View Comment):
    It’s not that Republican hearings were wrong, but without control of the executive branch there is not much more congress can do but shed light.

    Yes, there most certainly is. The budget originates in the House and can be one of the most potent weapons there is. The only question is whether Kevin McCarthy has any cajones. We already know Mitch McConnell was born without any.

    It’s not about cahones, although Kevin has none . It’s about the money men behind the curtain calling the shots . Those people have an agenda and it is not ours.

    You honestly think it doesn’t take cajones to stand up to them?

    There will be no standing up to them . No one get’s into leadership position under the current circumstance who will stand up to them .

    Stand up to them and be dispatched .

    Witness the complete change in the boy wonder Paul Ryan .

    He would not have been speaker without that change. Captain fiscal responsibility  too It’s baked into the cake .

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  17. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    The DOJ is hoping to find someone that will refuse to be taken in.  Then they will kill him.   And we will be told that this is because he was a radical traitor and we need to clamp down on traitors, and then they will find more and more people to arrest and make further examples of by killing them.  At some point, the rest of us will become afraid of our government.

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  18. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    @GlennAmurgis

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC 

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  19. Bob Thompson Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Compared to Obama and Holder, Biden and Garland seem like puppets.

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  20. Painter Jean Moderator
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Evil and tyrannical. A vote for any Democrat is a vote for this to continue.

    Amen…

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  21. Painter Jean Moderator
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason  Garland is not on the Supreme Court. 

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason Garland is not on the Supreme Court.

    Or maybe it’s because Trump won in 2016?

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  23. Metalheaddoc Member
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    @Metalheaddoc

    I can no longer believe that the FBI rank and file are “good guys” and the problem is political upper management. Any Fed who participates in this kind of raid without asking ” Why? Why is this perp a danger or flight risk?” is just a small step away from being  a jack-booted thug for a corrupt government. 

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  24. Western Chauvinist Member
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    @WesternChauvinist

    I find it entirely plausible that 90% of DC is compromised. The swamp is wide and deep — Republicans as well as Democrats. This is what Trump was up against. It’s pretty tough to enlist the aid of people whose interests are served by preserving the swamp. 

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  25. Painter Jean Moderator
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    @PainterJean

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason Garland is not on the Supreme Court.

    Or maybe it’s because Trump won in 2016?

    Trump wouldn’t have been able to fill the slot if McConnell hadn’t kept Garland from occupying it. 

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  26. Flicker Coolidge
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason Garland is not on the Supreme Court.

    Or maybe it’s because Trump won in 2016?

    Trump wouldn’t have been able to fill the slot if McConnell hadn’t kept Garland from occupying it.

    But would he have refused to confirm Garland if Clinton was president?  It’s one thing to hold off a confirmation until after an election, it’s anther to refuse to confirm after the election.

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  27. Kevin Schulte Member
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    @KevinSchulte

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I find it entirely plausible that 90% of DC is compromised. The swamp is wide and deep — Republicans as well as Democrats. This is what Trump was up against. It’s pretty tough to enlist the aid of people whose interests are served by preserving the swamp.

    And the small group who is not compromised is demonized and marginalized . I look to these people as the trustworthy sources. A good example of how DC,  Borg’s people . When Ted Cruz came to DC he was the Devil and hated by both parties because he wanted to right the place. He has morphed into the Statesman . He is marginalized but tolerated now  and ineffective.

    And talk about Damning praise . McConnel has the most power of any Republican in DC . And he wields it when it suits him. He also sits on the senate select committee on intelligence and decides which corrupt republican sob sits on that committee  . This committee oversees all the spy agencies. He had an approving front row seat of the persecution of Trump . The SSCI is the root of all corruption of the deep state.

    Stopping Garland was his JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!  He stopped him because it suited whatever power play that suited him. Not because it was the right thing.

    It’s like praising the corrupt embezzling employee who works against the company, for doing his job that one time.   Geez Louise .

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason Garland is not on the Supreme Court.

    Or maybe it’s because Trump won in 2016?

    Trump wouldn’t have been able to fill the slot if McConnell hadn’t kept Garland from occupying it.

    But would he have refused to confirm Garland if Clinton was president? It’s one thing to hold off a confirmation until after an election, it’s anther to refuse to confirm after the election.

    Exactly.  Although there’s a good argument that Hillary would have nominated someone else.

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  29. Painter Jean Moderator
    Painter Jean
    @PainterJean

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Imagine of Garland was on the SC

    Despite all of your scorn for McConnell (much of it well-deserved), he’s the reason Garland is not on the Supreme Court.

    Or maybe it’s because Trump won in 2016?

    Trump wouldn’t have been able to fill the slot if McConnell hadn’t kept Garland from occupying it.

    But would he have refused to confirm Garland if Clinton was president? It’s one thing to hold off a confirmation until after an election, it’s anther to refuse to confirm after the election.

    I don’t think he could of at that point, no. But the fact remains that he is the reason the vacancy was there to be filled by Trump.

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  30. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    Metalheaddoc (View Comment):

    I can no longer believe that the FBI rank and file are “good guys” and the problem is political upper management. Any Fed who participates in this kind of raid without asking ” Why? Why is this perp a danger or flight risk?” is just a small step away from being a jack-booted thug for a corrupt government.

    When I was about to take a job at the FBI in 1959 with future hopes of becoming a “Special Agent”, a law degree or an accounting degree were required. I don’t know what the required education level is now, not that it means much in any case today. Criminal suspects sought by the FBI were wanted for criminal acts that violated federal law which generally meant interstate involvement crossing state lines as a fugitive or as part of the criminal act. 

    The federal law under which this charge and arrest was made is related to “abortion rights”, recently ruled not a federal issue, so the law is most likely unconstitutional. 

    I bet few FBI agents think they signed up for this but people with families and obligations often find it difficult to stand up.

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