The intensifying rhetoric against the FBI, IRS and other government agencies by former President Donald Trump and members of the Republican Party is putting everyday workers “in grave danger and at risk.” violence,” warned top Democrats on two congressional committees.
On Wednesday morning, the chairmen of the House Oversight Committee and its National Security Subcommittee issued stern letter to law enforcement agencies tasked with protecting government employees, ask what they are doing in response to an onslaught of threats from right-wing extremists and the MAGA mob.
“We are concerned that leaders in the Republican Party have promoted false conspiracy theories and made threats of violence against federal workers, costing the lives of law enforcement officials.” law and other patriotic public servants are in danger,” it wrote.
The letter was signed by US Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who heads the Oversight Committee, and Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), who chairs the subcommittee on National Security family. It was sent to the uniformed police division of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service.
Powerful Republicans have spent weeks making regular appearances on Fox News and other conservative news outlets to scare Americans about armed IRS agents suddenly breaking into their homes, and they continue to claim announced that the Justice Department’s investigation into the former president’s mishandling of classified information was a political crackdown. could spark a second civil war.
Meanwhile, Trump continued to add fuel to the fire with anger posted on social media by directing anger at the FBI itself. His MAGA supporters make up the GOP’s most active team, and his movement serves as a test of Republican loyalty.
The letter cites nine examples, some of which are described as “demonic federal law enforcement officers and even allusions to possible violence.”
Topping the list was Trump’s recent speech, in which he called the DOJ and the FBI “evil monsters” and warned of “a backlash that no one has seen before,” a scene An ominous report paralleling his comments prior to the January 6 uprising helped.
The letter also notes how Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated on Fox News that “street riots” would ensue if the DOJ indicted Trump for illegally keeping Top Secret documents at the Mar. -a-Lago on his seaside. It noted that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently tweeted that “we must destroy the FBI”, and Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) tweeted that “if they can do it with a former President, imagine what they can do for you.”
“The Commission is extremely concerned that this volatile threatening environment places federal employees in grave danger and at risk of violence,” the letter warned the DHS police agency. “We are also concerned that the financial resources available to FPS for facility security and investigative functions… may not be sufficient to address today’s growing threats to federal employees. “
Wednesday’s letter follows another action by Maloney’s Oversight Committee on Tuesday, when she made public a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration revealing that archivists were still not they must have recovered all of Trump’s presidential records — even after the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.
“This is important. The American people need to know that the nation’s secrets are safe,” the congresswoman told The Daily Beast. “We want the documents. We want to know if Mr. Trump knows them. where are you or not”.