According to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) the Justice Department is engaged in “overreach” for daring to arrest and prosecute an anti-abortion activist who violently assaulted a 72-year-old man who was working as an escort at a Pennsylvania abortion clinic.

Lee was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures” and suggested that the DOJ had gone way too far when they arrested a man in front of his seven children after he assaulted an elderly man twice.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:

Mark Houck, 48, of Kintnersville, PA, was charged by Indictment with a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate, and interfere with anyone because that person is a provider of reproductive health care. The defendant was arrested and made his initial appearance in federal court on these charges earlier today.

According to court documents, the defendant is alleged to have twice assaulted a man because he was a volunteer reproductive health care clinic escort.

That, Lee asserted, was uncalled for, telling host Maria Bartiromo:

“In the last few days, we’ve seen some pretty glaring examples of what appear to be instances of overreach. You’ve got a Catholic father of seven who formed a group designed to encourage young men to be faithful to their commitments arrested in front of his seven children just recently.”



Lee then added:

“You’ve got all these instances of overreach and it’s concerning to us all. These are all things we ought to be looking into.”

What Lee and other supporters of former president Donald Trump conveniently neglected to say is that they’re angry the Justice Department is investigating Trump for hoarding classified material in direct violation of federal law. They’re upset that the DOJ is finally holding Trump accountable for his actions, which is long overdue.