‘Why are groups without hate crimes on a hate map?’
The influential chairman of a committee that oversees the Justice Department is calling out U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the department’s support for a far-left group that targets non-violent groups and conservative organizations and accuses them of hate crimes.
WND obtained a copy of a letter sent last week by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., of the House Judiciary Committee to Lynch questioning her department’s support of the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, in which he asked:
“Given DOJ’s (Justice Department) public support for SPLC, does DOJ also support SPLC’s efforts to list non-violent groups that have no history of committing hate crimes on its hate map?”
To find out what prompted the letter, WND contacted a House Judiciary Comitttee aide, who explained:
“On an interactive ‘hate map’ maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Center, several mainstream conservative groups with no history of violence are being grouped with other organizations like the KKK that do have a history of violence.”