Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the FBI Thursday evening over an alleged lack of progress in investigating the firebombing of a crisis pregnancy center.
“We didn’t used to have FBI raids on the basis of alleged misdemeanors in this country. Now we do if you vote the wrong way. But at the same time the FBI is all but ignoring violence committed against people who don’t vote for Joe Biden. In June, criminals fire-bombed a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, a place called Compass Care Pregnancy Service,” Carlson said. “The people that did this, the bombers, have not been caught. Why? Because the FBI has not even bothered to investigate a fire bombing.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Demand Attorney General Merrick Garland, DOJ Take Action Over Vandalized Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers)
“Now, local police and the feds took surveillance footage from the center, but they didn’t do anything with it, but they didn’t give it back to the center. The center is suing to get it back. Then the attorney for the local police told the crisis pregnancy center they can’t have their own tapes back because those tapes might inspire right-wing violence,” Carlson continued. “Are you following the logic here? It’s completely insane. It’s utterly politicized law enforcement. It’s the deepest level of corruption. It’s totally unacceptable. You can’t have a country run like this.”
Since the leak of the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, dozens of crisis pregnancy centers and prolife groups have been vandalized or otherwise attacked. The Supreme Court upheld Mississippi’s law that imposed restrictions on abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy in a 6-3 ruling.
Carlson introduced the Rev. James Harden, president and CEO of Compass Care Pregnancy Services, the firebombed pregnancy center.
“I know it sounds dystopian, but that’s exactly what’s happening. We’re facing essentially a moral hurricane in our country. The FBI has gone from abdicating their duty to provide equal justice under the law to pro-life people like us, to downright attacking us. That was our concern when we filed suit against the Amherst police department taking charge of the investigation to get our video back so we can start to prosecute whoever the perpetrators are,” Harden said. “We came out … I was concerned that they would engage in character assassination. That is the FBI. That would be their next step. Over 70 attacks on pro-life organizations across the country, zero arrests. I mean, look, it’s naive to think that the largest law enforcement agency on the globe, with the best forensics technology known to man doesn’t know not a single person who’s engaging in these attacks.”
“You can’t allow fire bombings in your country, period. Congress should shut the FBI down over this,” Carlson said.
The FBI told the Daily Caller News Foundation it is actively “investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers, faith-based organizations, and reproductive health clinics across the country.”
“The incidents are being investigated as potential acts of domestic violent extremism, FACE Act violations, or violent crime matters, depending on the facts of each case. The FBI takes all violence and threats of violence very seriously and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners at the national, state, and local levels to investigate these incidents.”
This story has been updated with comment from the FBI.
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