U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is calling out the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for targeting Eagle Forum of Alabama.

Earlier this month, the DOJ served Eagle Forum with the subpoena related to Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act (VCAP), which was signed into law this year by Gov. Kay Ivey. The subpoena demanded all information regarding the non-profit's legislative activities promoting the VCAP since 2017.

"The Biden administration has shown time, and again its eagerness to weaponize the executive branch against law-abiding Americans, and the DOJ's subpoena of Eagle Forum of Alabama is only the latest egregious example," Moore said.  

"The Biden administration must explain its actions and stop abusing its authority in such an un-American and partisan manner."

The purpose of the VCAP was to ban the use of transgender hormones and medical procedures for individuals under the age of 19.

U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the VCAP, and the matter is currently before a federal court.

The bill was sponsored by State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) and State Rep. Wes Allen (R-Troy).

Moore also recently joined some members of the Alabama Republican federal delegation in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for an explanation for the subpoena.

The Republican delegation letter to Biden's DOJ requests:

· Evidence that the DOJ has issued subpoenas to liberal organizations regarding political issues such as abortion-on-demand.

· A list of all subpoenas to third parties not involved in the underlying case.

· The reasoning for this subpoena being served to Eagle Forum of Alabama.

An explanation of the constitutional authority the DOJ believes it possesses to intimidate and harass individuals and organizations exercising their First Amendment rights.

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