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Congressman Biggs Leads Letter to FBI Director to Request Investigation into Riots across Country

September 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs and 23 Members of Congress sent a letter to FBI Director, Christopher Wray, urging him to use every tool available to the FBI to investigate local, state, and national organizations helping to fuel the criminally violent riots.

Read the letter here:

September 22, 2020

The Honorable Christopher Wray
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 7240
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Dear Director Wray,

We write to urge you to use every tool available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate local, state, and national organizations helping to fuel the criminally violent riots.

Many cities across our country have been rocked by rioters associated with ANTIFA and other organizations. These individuals seem to be using cowardly efforts to commandeer otherwise peaceful protests. These actions constitute domestic terrorism and federal charges must be brought against those who are aiding and abetting the criminal actions of these organizations. 

Earlier this year, Attorney General William Barr said, "While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness, violent rioting, arson, looting of businesses, and public property assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent. We have evidence that ANITFA and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity.”

Earlier this month, we sent a letter to Attorney General Barr requesting an investigation into who is funding the ongoing riots in our country. The Department of Justice and FBI’s leadership is needed to bring to justice those who have funded these criminal organizations and to give justice to the communities who have been devasted by these individuals and organizations.

We urge you to move expeditiously on this matter and provide us with a report of your agency’s actions. Time is of the essence.

Sincerely,                               

Andy Biggs                                                                 Ken Buck
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Jeff Duncan                                                                 Denver Riggleman
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Matt Gaetz                                                                  Paul Gosar, D.D.S.
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Steve King                                                                  Ted Budd
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress 

Warren Davidson                                                        Scott Perry
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Tom Tiffany                                                                Scott DesJarlais
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Bill Posey                                                                    Jody Hice
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

James Sensenbrenner                                                  Bob Gibbs
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Doug LaMalfa                                                            Mo Brooks
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Rodney Davis                                                             Jason Smith
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

Debbie Lesko                                                              Doug Collins
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress      

Mark Walker                                                               Adrian Smith  
Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

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