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Brooks sends letter to AG Barr expressing concern over ongoing violence in cities

“We urged Barr to investigate ANTIFA and other left-wing domestic terror groups so that those responsible for funding and organizing terrorist acts can be brought to justice,” Brooks said.

Congressman Mo Brooks

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr expressing concerns about “ongoing violence” in a number of cities across that nation.

“I joined several conservative House colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Barr last week expressing concerns about the ongoing violence that has gripped American cities and threatened the rule of law across the country,” Brooks said. “We urged Barr to investigate ANTIFA and other left-wing domestic terror groups so that those responsible for funding and organizing terrorist acts can be brought to justice.”

The letter was led by Congressman Ken Buck, R-Colorado, and 50 total members signed the letter, urging the Department of Justice to investigate individuals and groups responsible for funding, organizing, inciting and participating in riots.

Buck has called on the Justice Department to investigate the large-scale funding and organization behind these groups’ tactics.

In the letter, Buck and the cosigners straightforwardly denounce these left-wing groups’ acts as “terroristic” and “totalitarian” and identify the prolonged nature and organization.

The letter, in part, reads: “We write to share our deep concerns regarding the ongoing violence that has gripped American cities and threatened the rule of law across our nation. ANTIFA and other left-wing anarchist groups have unleashed a barrage of totalitarian attacks on our country in recent months, including accosting a sitting U.S. Senator, hijacking peaceful rallies, organizing armed riots, destroying property, burning buildings, stealing livelihoods, and spreading hate.”

“ANTIFA and other far-left anarchist groups have wreaked havoc on our nation for far too long,” Buck said in a statement. “Americans deserve to feel safe and secure in their own communities. It is time that AG Barr and the DOJ take action to investigate and prosecute the groups responsible for these violent riots. I am proud to lead this effort with my colleagues to put a stop to these coordinated attacks that have subverted our system of government and way of life.”

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Brooks represents Alabama’s 5th Congressional District.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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