Ashley McGuire released a statement to the National Review in response to the FBI’s illegitimate targeting of traditional Catholics. McGuire’s full statement says,

“The findings of the Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government are a major wake up call to any and all Americans who care about basic civil liberties. While Catholic Churches as well as pro-life pregnancy care centers are under constant attack from actual violent extremists, the FBI had the audacity to investigate and spy on those targeted by these crimes. The notion that traditional Catholics pose some kind of national threat is so absurd it exceeds even Hollywood’s imagination. And yet the FBI, an agency designed to protect Americans and their rights, was spying on Catholics everywhere from their choir lofts to their rectories. Further, contrary to the FBI’s original claims that this was a limited, local initiative, their efforts to target Catholics were actually circulated nationwide. We appreciate the work of this committee to bring this serious breach of our religious freedom to light and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.” Ashley McGuire is a Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Conversations with Consequences.”

McGuire’s statement is also referenced in Ari Blaff’s Fox News article, “FBI Struggled to Define ‘Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology’ in Memo on Extremism: Report.”

To read more of Blaff’s article, go here.