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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Tuesday the FBI is more concerned with having Americans “snitch” on each other in the name of extremism following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, than working on national security threats.
“When the FBI is busy trying to make us all believe that our family members and our neighbors are extremists, we missed the opportunity to actually dig into important threats, cybersecurity threats, national security threats that they should be focused on,” Gaetz told Newsmax‘s “Cortes & Pellegrino” on Tuesday night.
“Let’s remember who the buildings named after, [FBI founder] J. Edgar Hoover, who would use information in a compromising way against politicians and people to be able to maintain his own power. And then you saw the FBI weaponized against elements of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and now you see the FBI really becoming the enforcement wing of the Democratic Party in a lot of circumstances.”