Ted Cruz Exposes Leftist Radicals Backed by Biden DHS— It’s only gotten worse.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-host Ben Ferguson recently discussed an explosive report from the Media Research Center’s Free Speech America on their podcast “Verdict.” The report indicated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had associated Christian conservative and Republican entities with neo-Nazism.
Cruz was outraged that the Biden administration had radicalized the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant (TVTP), an Obama-era program in which $352,109 were awarded to the University of Dayton to begin the PREVENTS-OH program. The grant was more focused on Islamic terrorism, but has now been extended to include the extreme left-wing views of lecturer Michael Loandethal, a self-proclaimed Antifa member, which is funded by DHS as well. Loandenthal’s presentation has since been removed after the report was published.
Cruz lambasted the Biden administration for its decision to fund such an egregious program, and cited a glaring example of one seminar featuring Loandethal titled “Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization,” which featured Heritage Foundation, Christian Broadcasting Network, and the Republican Party alongside neo-Nazis. Cruz was certain to emphasize that it was “these are the radicals that are being funded by the Joe Biden Department of Homeland Security.”
Cruz’s disapproval of DHS’ current state was echoed by chairman of the House Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), who posted an open letter to embattled DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. In the letter, Biggs stated DHS should in no way be awarding grants related to combattng domestic radicalization to organizations and municipalities that deomonstrate an inability to discern between political oppositions or legitimate dissent and actual terrorism.
It is clear this is a misappropriation of taxpayers’ funds and responsibility on the part of the Biden administration. The future of the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant and the Department of Homeland Security as a whole remain in limbo.