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EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans call on DHS and DOJ to provide information on threats to churches

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North Carolina Republican Rep. Dan Bishop sent a letter Friday to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling on them to respond to questions about attacks on churches and congregations in across the United States.

The letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, was edited by Bishop and signed by 17 other House Republicans. In the letter to DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland, Lawmakers Mention DHS Notifying Catholic Bishops There Are Credible Security Threats to Churches and Bishops Before Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade and ask what specifically the two agencies are doing to ensure security. churches, clergy, bishops and congregations. (RELATED: Protesters vandalize, incendiary pro-life centers during weekend of violence over Dobbs decision)

Protesters continued to line up outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices while vandals attacked churches and pro-life groups as the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. The vandalism and protests began even before the final notice was issued after a leaked draft notice was released saying the court would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Lawmakers also asked what the DHS and DOJ were doing to prevent threats against churches and attendees. (RELATED: ‘Sadness turned into strength’: DC pregnancy center condemns pro-abortion vandals after attack)

Here are the questions lawmakers ask in the letter:

  • What specific information do you have regarding threats against churches? What are you doing to keep churches, clergy, bishops and congregations safe?
  • Are there any grants administered by the Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security that churches are eligible for and can use for security purposes? Have you been proactive in reaching out to churches that may be at increased risk of attack?
  • What are the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice doing to interdict threats against churches and to protect clergy and congregants?

READ THE LETTER:

(DAILY CALLER GOT) — … by Henry Rodgers

“Americans should never fear for their safety while attending church. Yet churches have faced a campaign of intimidation and vandalism unprecedented since the draft Dobbs notice was first leaked. The prosecutor General Garland and Secretary Mayorkas must immediately ensure that these repeated attacks stop and that those responsible are brought to justice quickly,” Bishop told the Daily Caller before sending the letter. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: GOP lawmakers demand explanation from AG Garland for targeting American parents)

The Daily Caller contacted DHS and DOJ about the letter to which they did not immediately respond.