Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray inquiring about their respective agency’s handling of the threat Jane Fonda made on The View on March 10, 2023, when she adamantly called for the murder of all pro-life activists and politicians.
Read the letter below:
“On March 10, 2023, Hollywood actress and pro-abortion activist Jane Fonda appeared on ABC’s The View and suggested that American women should “murder” pro-life activists and politicians to ensure the right to kill an unborn child. Fonda made the comment when the hosts asked her what people could do other than simply march or protest. “Well, I have thought of murder,” Fonda said. When asked to repeat herself Fonda restated adamantly, “murder.”
These comments are extremely inappropriate and alarming. Calling for the murder of elected officials and innocent pro-life activists over a political disagreement is abhorrent and extremely dangerous. Since last year, there have been nearly 100 recorded acts of violence and intimidation against pro-life individuals and organizations. Fonda’s comments will embolden pro-abortion groups and individuals to attack and potentially murder pro-life lawmakers, leaders, and activists. Jane Fonda’s statements and The View’s role in airing them cannot be ignored and I demand full accountability from all law enforcement agencies, especially the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
It is vital that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI take action to protect pro-life Americans from violence that directly results from Jane Fonda’s horrific statements. Therefore, I, as a duly elected Member of Congress, demand direct answers to the following questions:
(1) Are the DOJ and/or the FBI currently investigating attacks on pro-life individuals and organizations?
(2) How many threats against pro-life individuals and organizations have been referred to the DOJ and FBI since Jane Fonda’s comments on March 10, 2023?
(3) What actions have the DOJ and FBI taken to address threats against pro-life lawmakers, leaders, organizations, and activists since Jane Fonda’s comments on March 10, 2023?
(4) Do Jane Fonda’s comments meet a criminal threshold? If so, will the DOJ and FBI investigate?
We look forward to your expeditious response within 15 days of receipt of this letter concerning the protection of American citizens and elected officials.”