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Gabbard tells FBI to ditch ‘woke’ political correctness and focus on ‘real threats’ like Texas hostage taker

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Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop ‘trying to be aroused’ by investigating parents at school board meetings and instead focus on ‘real threats’ like the terrorist attack at a synagogue in Texas this weekend.

“Instead of trying to be ‘woke’/politically correct and targeting parents who care about what schools teach their children, the FBI/Department of Homeland Security should focus on real threats like the jihadist who terrorized the synagogue in Texas,” Gabbard tweeted on Wednesday. Afterwards, Malik Faisal Akram, a Muslim with radical ties, took a rabbi and several others hostage on Saturday while demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national jailed for attempting to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan and nicknamed “Lady Al-Qaeda”.

Law enforcement treats the scene outside the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. A man held hostage for more than 10 hours Saturday inside the temple. The hostages were able to escape and the hostage taker was killed. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said a team would investigate the “shooting incident”.
(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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The FBI has been criticized for Social Media and some Jewish leaders for initially stating that the hostage taker’s demands at the synagogue were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”

Gabbard tells FBI to ditch ‘woke’ political correctness and focus on ‘real threats’ like Texas hostage taker

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COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – JANUARY 15: FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno speaks during a press conference near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 15, 2022.
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The FBI Later clarified that the incident was “a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted”.

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Additionally, the FBI was slammed last year about a Justice Department crackdown on potential violence at school board meetings.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also criticized the FBI’s handling of the hostage-taking and accused the Biden administration to “play down” the attack.

Gabbard tells FBI to ditch ‘woke’ political correctness and focus on ‘real threats’ like Texas hostage taker

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General view of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

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The office has also come under scrutiny from Republicans over the summer over “woke training” in the department, particularly from Rep. Lauren Boebert who suggested the FBI is distracted by the “revival”.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

Gabbard tells FBI to ditch ‘woke’ political correctness and focus on ‘real threats’ like Texas hostage taker

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