The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asked the Justice Department on Thursday to investigate the St. Louis city prosecutor overseeing the case against a couple who pointed guns at civil rights demonstrators last month, the latest move in a war to cast the incident as either justified self-defense or an act of racial animus.
Hawley’s letter is the latest attack by Republicans against St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a liberal prosecutor who has sought to reduce incarceration and low-level marijuana cases and has angered the St. Louis police union with her reform efforts.
“This is an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment,” Hawley wrote in a letter to U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr.