The Idaho GOP just unanimously passed a resolution in which it calls out the FBI for its various misdeeds, particularly against conservatives, over the past few years and calls on serious reform at the agency so that it returns to being a law enforcement agency and stops being a secret police force.
The GOP begins the resolution by noting that it is “dedicated to protecting the Constitution and the rights of American citizens in Idaho” and noting that “the FBI has a long history of misconduct, including abuses of power, entrapment, and other unconstitutional actions that violate the rights of Americans.”
It then goes on to note that “the FBI has engaged in government overreach, including the use of politically motivated investigations, illegal surveillance, and the targeting of political opponents,” particularly dissidents. Evidence for that assertion largely comes from the FBI’s COINTELPRO operation and FBI operations against conservative groups in the 90s, such as the heinous FBI murders of American citizens at Ruby Ridge and Waco.
Then, after noting past FBI misdeeds to set the scene and note that it has a long history of entrapping Americans and acting like a domestic security agency instead of a law enforcement agency, the Idaho GOP moves on to its more recent misdeeds.
One of those recent misdeeds, in the view of the Idaho GOP, is its obtaining “a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, by using a dubiously sourced document known as the “Steel Dossier,” and by falsifying information given to the FISA court in its application for the warrant.”
Another is the Gretchen Whitmer case, about which the Idaho GOP said, “of the 4 defendants in the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping case, 2 were acquitted, and the other 2 were not found guilty, after revelations that they were essentially entrapped by the FBI.”
The Idaho GOP also characterizes post-January 6th FBI operations as a war on Christians. Giving an example, it said, “the FBI led a “shock-and-awe campaign,” bringing a swat team of 25 men to arrest Mark Houckxv, a pro-life activist and president of a Catholic ministry that protested a Planned Parenthood facility in 2022, in what appears to be an effort to intimidate the pro-life movement.”
Also in the war on Christians section, it noted that “the FBI has targeted the Catholic Latin Mass community with surveillance, undercover agents, and libelous internal memos, which have terrorized and caused harm to these everyday conservative Christian [sic] patriots.”
Continuing, the resolution said that the “FBI has targeted concerned parents” and “the FBI has been weaponized against President Donald J. Trump, by raiding Mar- A-Lago at the unethical, politically motivated behest of Attorney General Merrick Garland.”
Ending the long train of abuses section, the resolution claims that “these actions undermine the trust that the American people have in their government and threaten our constitutional rights.”
The resolution then “condemns the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its misconduct, government overreach, and politically motivated weaponization” and resolves “that if the FBI cannot be reformed to operate within the confines of the Constitution with respect for the rights of American citizens, the Idaho Republican State Central Committee supports the abolition of this corrupt government agency.”
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