Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) said during an appearance Monday on a conservative radio show that the Obama administration is “more aggressive” toward Christians and conservatives in the U.S. than it is toward as the Islamic State terrorist group.
Poe appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” show to discuss a Homeland Security report detailing the threat from right-wing “sovereign citizen” extremists. He railed against “the idea that Americans who are conservatives, who disagree with the president, are just as threatening as ISIS.”
Host Tony Perkins said that department had previously identified people with bumper stickers on their cars featuring pro-life or Ron Paul messages as “potential threats.” Perkins asked Poe whether he would call members of the Department of Homeland Security before an oversight committee and ask them “why they continue to put Americans in their crosshairs.”
“That’s an excellent idea,” said Poe.
“They’re more aggressive toward Americans, Republicans, conservatives, Christians, and concerned about them being threats to the country, which they’re not, than they are about the real threats to our country,” he added.
Listen below, via Right Wing Watch: