“took Wray to task for the Biden administration’s politicization of the Bureau that’s been turned into a weapon against conservatives while ignoring leftist violence”
Senator Ted Cruz had a chance to question FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday and asked him why the bureau is classifying some classic symbols of American patriotism as indicators of militias and violent extremism.
Millions of Americans already view the FBI with an air of suspicion. The fact that they have designated these symbols in this way will only make matters worse.
Spencer Brown reports at Townhall:
‘What Are Y’all Doing?’: Cruz Scorches FBI Director for Targeting Patriotic Symbols
In Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz took Wray to task for the Biden administration’s politicization of the Bureau that’s been turned into a weapon against conservatives while ignoring leftist violence — and Cruz pulled out all the stops.
To illustrate his concerns, Cruz brought up a “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide” produced by the FBI and exposed by Project Veritas that included the Gadsden flag, Betsy Ross flag, and Gonzales Battle flag as being indicators of “militia violent extremism.”
“Now, that’s fairly remarkable that the Betsy Ross flag, in the FBI’s indication, is indicative of militia violent extremism because among other people who’ve been publicly alongside the Betsy Ross flag we have President Barack Obama — who was sworn in directly underneath two Betsy Ross flags,” Cruz pointed out alongside charts showing the Obama inauguration…
“Also on this list is the Gadsden flag as a symbol of violent extremism,” Cruz continued. “Now, the State of Virginia has a license plate with the Gadsden flag — as do many other states,” he said. “I think people would be astonished to find that having that license plate, the FBI indicates that you’re a violent extremist.”
Cruz really shines in moments like this one. The video below is nine minutes long, and you should watch the whole thing.
Cruz hits Wray over the fact that the FBI ignores Antifa and BLM while going after parents at school board meetings. It’s a powerful exchange.
When it comes to disdain for the Gadsden Flag, check out this tweet from journalist Lesley Abravanel:
Florida’s vile new ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate stirs controversy. DeSantis has claimed on Twitter that the plate is intended to send a clear message to out-of-state cars, likely refers to tourists from blue states like New York and California https://t.co/VpILlMbVD5
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) August 3, 2022
Apparently, no one told her about Virginia.
That’s wild considering how many FBI bureaucrats live in Virginia which had had a Gadsden plate for ages. https://t.co/cyX13eOjFy
— Bob Weave (@lowkeyrbe) August 3, 2022
Uh oh. Wait until hear about the plates we've had in Virginia for about a decade now. pic.twitter.com/Hsj1mrtvPN
— Garren Shipley (@GarrenShipley) August 3, 2022
I love the Tennessee one https://t.co/s51R6PIxut
— Steven Sidmaier (@StevenSidmaier) August 3, 2022
God forbid anyone show a little pride for symbols associated with America’s founding.
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