(Republican Party News) – According to a report from The Western Journal, there’s yet another Republican lawmaker coming forward and claiming to be illegally investigated, this time by Biden’s Department of Justice.
The DOJ under Joe Biden has apparently opened Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert’s mail on at least two occasions, he stated on Tuesday.
On that same day, Rep. Troy Nehls, who is also from the Lone Star State, went on to say that a Capitol Police officer snapped illegal photos of material being processed in his office.
“In January, Gohmert’s office received a letter from a Christian missionary already opened and with a stamp indicating it had been through the DOJ mailroom and had been X-rayed, the congressman said in a statement,” the report noted.
Gohmert stated last week that another opened letter arrived at his office, this time with a postmark that indicated the piece of mail had been delayed for four and a half months. He then revealed that this letter also had the DOJ stamp.
“Congress and the executive branch have different ZIP Codes and their mail should not be mixed, much less opened, according to the congressman,” the report said.
“It is gravely concerning that since Congressional mail is constitutionally protected under the Speech and Debate Clause of the Constitution, it could be routed, intentionally or not, through the highly partisan DOJ. This is felonious behavior,” Gohmert went on to say in his statement.
My statement on the apparent unconstitutional tampering of my private constituent mail: pic.twitter.com/YnIkkLQ0xJ
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) February 8, 2022
“Given reports breaking today of an Inspector General’s investigation being opened after another Republican member alleged Speaker Pelosi’s Capitol Police were in his personal office photographing his work product, the Democrat’s spying on political opponents appears to know no end,” he added.
“Nehls, who has been a thorn in the side of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her kangaroo court investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion, said in a news release Tuesday that a Capitol Police officer entered his unlocked office on Nov. 20 and photographed ‘confidential material,'” the report stated.
He then said that a few days later, three plain-clothed Capitol Police officers walked into the office and began questioning one of Nehls’ staffers about material photographed that the Capitol Police considered to be “suspicious writing.”
According to Nehls, the police stated that the writing seemed like it was a veiled threat against the congressman, however, “it became clear that my office was under investigation and surveillance by USCP. We were the ‘threat.’”
The Western Journal reported, “Pelosi has applied extreme tactics toward House members — constituents cannot freely approach their elected representatives without Pelosi having them monitored.”
“The Speaker has already required offices to turn in names, dates, and times of our meetings, along with the purpose of the meeting, for our constituents to be allowed entrance into our office buildings to meet with their duly-elected member of Congress,” Gohmert’s statement said.
“Then, we are told, she has the Capitol Police doing opposition research that is catalogued for later use,” he continued in the statement.
“We have never ever seen a Congress so partisan to such an unethical and illegal extent. The people behind this should be hoping and praying that they will not be treated in the same manner in which they are running roughshod over Republicans when and if Republicans retake the majority,” the Texas congressman added.
According to Gohmert, the Supreme Court has ruled that the DOJ is totally prohibited from even being able to use a search warrant to go through a congressman’s mail or office.
“We want answers to this outrage, not excuses,” he stated.
Newsweek said that it attempted to reach out to the Justice Department concerning the claims made by the congressman, but did not receive an immediate response.
Gohmert, speaking on the House floor, stated that the Biden administration, along with House Democrats, don’t believe House rules, the laws, or the Constitution actually mean what they say.
“We have got to get back to following the Constitution if we’re going to preserve this republic,” he stated. “But it is in [a] dire situation. It is in a desperate situation, and if we do not get back to following the Constitution and observing the rules of the House, then our republic will be lost.”
“And that’s where we’re being taken right now,” Gohmert said.
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