WASHINGTON— Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement following Mark Houck’s acquittal in federal court.
“Justice has been served, but this brazen exercise in intimidation never should have happened. Mark Houck and his eight children never should have been forced to live through an FBI raid or see their father led away in handcuffs.
Congress must continue oversight of the FACE Act and should consider a full repeal of this eminently abused and clearly weaponized federal usurpation of state police powers. Congress should also take a hard look at the tens of billions we’re giving to the Department of Justice and exactly how those funds are being used.” – Rep. Chip Roy