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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Two Senators Target Operation Choke Point

Two U.S. senators are looking to put an end to the Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point because of the program’s unfair targeting of law-abiding firearm businesses.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, plan to introduce legislation that would require the Obama administration to put an end to the program, which, as we just reported last week, continues its ongoing assault against legal businesses in a legal industry. The measure would ban federal agencies that oversee banks from requesting or ordering banks to terminate customer accounts “unless the regulator has material reason.”

“Under President Obama’s reign, the DOJ has abandoned its longstanding tradition of staying out of politics and has instead become a partisan arm of the White House,” Cruz told the Daily Signal. “The Obama administration initiated Operation Choke Point to punish law-abiding small businesses that don’t align with the president’s political leanings. The DOJ should not be abusing its power by trying to bankrupt American citizens for exercising their constitutional rights.”