FBI Witch Hunt Against Blogger Clay Bowler For Billy Long Blog?
Conservative Blogger Clay Bowler Visited By FBI for "Long Is Wrong" Blog - FBI Witch Hunt?
A conservative blogger in Christian County, Missouri is speaking out after a visit from the FBI. Clay Bowler wrote and a blog called "Long Is Wrong" in 2010. Bowler believes Rep. Billy Long would not be a good representative for his district in Missouri.
Bowler took down the site after the November election, when Long defeated Democrat Scott Eckersley to replace outgoing Rep. Roy Blunt.
Bowler acknowledges confronting Long as some campaign events, but says he did not threaten Long.
Bowler was puzzled why Arnott accompanied the FBI agent. Arnott is sheriff of Greene County. Bowler lives several miles into Christian County.
The FBI visit to the home of Clay Bowler follows the Tucson Shooting where a congressional representative was shot, and six others killed, sparking claims of a FBI witch hunt among some media sites, like infowars.com.
Asked if there is some new initiative in place, a spokesperson at the FBI's national office in Washington told me: "We wouldn't comment on anything like that."
Asked if the sheriff's comments were accurate, a spokesperson for the Capitol Police said: "We don't discuss anything that has to do with security of members of Congress. I'm not sure why anyone is talking about that."