The FBI is a total disgrace.
The FBI labeled the 2017 baseball field shooting that nearly killed GOP Rep. Steve Scalise a “suicide by cop” – this was recently revealed during an exchange with a GOP lawmaker.
GOP Rep Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, and two Capitol Police were shot during baseball practice in June of 2017.
Scalise was shot in the hip and tried to drag himself off the field after he was shot.
The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a Bernie supporter and Russian collusion truther who was radicalized by the Democrat-media complex because of their lies about Trump and the GOP.
Rather than labeling the shooting of Republicans by a left-wing Bernie supporter “domestic terrorism,” the FBI labeled it a “suicide by cop.”
The FBI labels Trump supporters who walked through the Capitol on January 6 “domestic terrorists” but a leftist who shot up a baseball field full of Republicans is “suicide by cop.”
A congressman who was on the baseball field during the 2017 shooting that nearly killed GOP Whip Steve Scalise says the FBI privately informed lawmakers it ruled the attack a “suicide by cop,” a designation he said downplayed the shooter’s apparently political motivation.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) revealed the previously undisclosed determination during a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, upbraiding FBI Director Christopher Wray and prompting several colleagues of both parties to pile on. He said FBI agents privately briefed the baseball team on Nov. 16, 2017 to deliver the controversial determination.
“Much to our shock that day, the FBI concluded that this was a case of the attacker seeking suicide by cop,” Wenstrup said. “Director, you want suicide by cop, you just pull a gun on a cop. It doesn’t take 136 rounds. It takes one bullet. Both the DHS and the (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) published products labeling this attack as a domestic violent extremism event, specifically targeting Republican members of Congress. The FBI did not.”
Congressman Scalise blasted the FBI.
I was shot by a deranged Leftist who came to the baseball field with a list of Congressional Republicans to kill.
This was NOT “suicide by cop.”
End of story. https://t.co/cSGYZeQO3I
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 21, 2021