GOP lawmakers are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland justify why the FBI deployed dozens of fully-armed agents to raid Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck as his “screaming” children watched the feds drag their father off to jail.
The FBI must have an “extraordinary reason” for apprehending Houck and ransacking his home as his children watched in horror, an open letter signed spearheaded by Rep. Chip Roy, R- Tx., contends.
“There is much to learn about the extent of the FBI’s operations in this case, apparently since state-level charges were apparently dismissed by local authorities in Philadelphia,” the letter states. “Surely, the FBI must have an extraordinary reason for showing up at the home of an American family, allegedly with roughly 25 heavily armed federal agents, and arresting a father in front of his seven children
“At the moment, it appears to be an extraordinary overreach for political ends.”