Tim Scott blasts Biden administration for allegedly targeting Bible purchases

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) shined a light on allegations that the Biden administration was “putting politics first” in flagging purchases of religious texts as signs of extremism.

Scott commented on the allegations during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, two weeks after the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government raised a red flag over the news. According to the subcommittee, financial institutions were asked to flag transactions that used terms such as “MAGA” or “TRUMP,” in addition to purchases of a Bible and even general purchases at stores like Cabela’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods.

“This kind of pervasive financial surveillance, carried out in coordination with and at the request of federal law enforcement, into Americans’ private transactions is alarming and raises serious concerns about the FBI’s respect for fundamental civil liberties,” the subcommittee wrote
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