“I think it rises to the level of a hate crime.”
by Jon Brown
A Republican congressman formally asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to investigate the recent spike of vandalism against Catholic churches and religious icons in the United States.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging the DOJ “to continue to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination in the United States.”
“Today, I sent a letter to AG Barr urging the DOJ to protect religious freedom & combat religious discrimination in the U.S. My letter comes after numerous reports of vandalism at Catholic churches across the nation, including an incident in Chattanooga,” Fleischmann tweeted.