WASHINGTON, DC – PA U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and a group of Senate Republicans are demanding an explanation from the Justice Department and FBI for the abnormal and aggressive dawn raid on the home of Mark Houck, a pro-life advocate in PA. Over two dozen federal agents, some using ballistics shields and long guns, arrived to arrest the pro-life advocate on Friday, September 23, for an incident that occurred nearly a year prior and for which local authorities dismissed all charges. The show-of-force raid by the FBI followed multiple overtures about cooperation by the advocate’s attorneys to the federal prosecutor’s office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which went unanswered over the course of weeks. The senators wrote “based on reports and allegations, the actions taken by the FBI reasonably call into question whether they complied with DOJ’s use of force policy. The FBI must explain their justification for their actions…” The use of such significant manpower and resources, stands in stark contrast to the apparent lack of response to the series of violent attacks on pregnancy care centers across the country. The full text of the letter can be found HERE.