Senators Demand FBI ‘Immediately’ Ditch ‘Extremely Biased’ SPLC As Investigative Source

(The Federalist) – The FBI should cut ties with the “extremely biased and unreliable source” Southern Poverty Law Center because of its long track record of smearing the left’s political opponents, Sens. Chuck Grassley and James Lankford urged in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday, shared exclusively with The Federalist.

As of September, the senators were made aware that the FBI, which more than half the nation believes should face reprimand for weaponizing itself against Americans, “still uses the SPLC as a source as long as their bias is disclosed.”

Considering the SPLC’s long history of tarnishing organizations with Christian missions or conservative ties via a “hate map,” Grassley and Lankford said the FBI should “permanently refrain from relying on the SPLC as a source for any data or information for purported objective analysis, particularly related to designations of hate groups.”

“The FBI should not lend credibility to an organization that labels traditional values as ‘hate,’” the senators warned, concluding that “any use of SPLC data by the FBI” is “inappropriate and should be stopped immediately.”

The SPLC is known for disseminating its…

Senators Demand FBI Quit Relying On ‘Extremely Biased’ SPLC