“Back during the worst days of the Soviet Union, one out of every three of the folks in that country was providing some sort of information to a centralized governing authority.
“Snitching really is a tool of the repressive security state, and we don’t want that to happen in our country.
“This is an effort to identify people based on their politics, and I don’t think we want an FBI that is resolving familial disputes through the lens of extremism.
“That seems to really take them away from an otherwise important mission.” – Matt Gaetz, speaking on Newsmax. Below is the FBI tweet that has him upset.
Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism. Visit https://t.co/bql36iSbig to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI. #NatSec pic.twitter.com/ZwJp5h5bWD
— FBI (@FBI) July 11, 2021
This is outrageous. The @FBI has a growing credibility problem and this type of sinister snitching is clearly unhelpful.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 11, 2021