FBI Confirms Shooting At GOP Lawmakers Was Terrorism

(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The deep state FBI strikes again.

In a stunning admission on Friday, buried in a long FBI release, was the quiet acknowledgment that the 2017 mass shooting of Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Virginia was an act of ‘domestic terrorism.’

After years of downplaying violence unleashed on conservatives from the likes of Antifa, BLM, and self-radicalized individuals like the shooter, James Hodgkinson, the FBI still didn’t make a lot of noise about it.

On the contrary, the re-classification of the attack came only after intense scrutiny of the FBI’s handling of the case, and with great reluctance.

Republican lawmakers last month pointed out the stunning fact that the FBI had inexplicably classified the attack as “suicide by cop.”

Hodgkinson came onto the Alexandria, Virginia ballfield in June 2017 where members of the Republican caucus were participating in a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, an event benefiting various charities in Washington, DC. After asking Congressman Jeff Duncan whether the players were Democrats or Republicans, he opened fire striking four individuals, including Congressman Steve Scalise who was nearly killed.

But instead of admitting that the original, bizarre classification of the attack was wrong, and notifying the public about the re-classification, the bureau decided to update the case without so much as a word.

That led Congressman Brad Wenstrup to tell FBI Director Chris Wray to find out why Acting Director Andrew McCabe made that original conclusion—what was apparently an effort to downplay the role of left-wing violence at a time when the popular narrative of rising right-wing “white supremacy” was in vogue.

House Minority Whip Scalise called for a reopening of the investigation into the 2017 attack, saying he and fellow Republicans feared “that the FBI’s inability or unwillingness to fully investigate this shooting as a matter of domestic extremism four years ago leaves a blind spot within the Bureau in fully assessing risks we face today.”

But Director Wray is still convinced that it’s white supremacy—not left-wing violence and hate—that’s the problem. Last September, Wray said, “Within the domestic terrorism bucket, the category as a whole, racially motivated violent extremism is, I think, the biggest bucket within that larger group. And within the racially motivated violent extremist bucket, people subscribing to some kind of white supremacist-type ideology is certainly the biggest chunk of that.”

For the sake of the good, justice-upholding patriots at the FBI, let’s hope their leadership’s culture of political pandering ends soon. But don’t hold your breath.