An FBI raid in Colorado is being denounced as part of the politicization of the Justice Department, coming on the heels of a similar raid on the homes of journalists associated with Project Veritas.
Last week, the FBI raided four homes in western Colorado, according to KKCO-TV.
Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, a Republican, was among those whose houses were targeted.
“Today large teams of heavily armed federal agents, using a battering ram to break down doors, raided the homes of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and several of her friends and colleagues, mostly elderly women in their mid-60s,” a statement from her legal defense fund said. KKCO reported.
“This is a level of weaponization of the Justice Department we haven’t seen since the McCarthy era. Thank God Tina wasn’t protesting critical race theory at a Virginia school board meeting or they might have brought two battering rams,” the statement said.
During an interview on Lindell TV, an online channel operated by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Peters filled in more details, according to the website Colorado Politics. She said multiple devices were seized.
“The FBI raided my home at 6 a.m. this morning, accusing me of committing a crime,” Peters told Lindell, according to Colorado Politics. “And they raided the homes of my friends, mostly older women. I was terrified.
“Essentially, they were soldiers in combat gear.