by Veronika Kyrylenko November 19, 2021
An FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, along with state and local authorities, raided the home of an activist mother of four in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Tuesday.
Sherronna Bishop is a mother of four, a constitutional conservative, and an American patriot who “tenaciously defends core values of God-fearing Patriots who do not want to lose the freedoms and rights of all citizens who live in the greatest nation in the world,” according to her bio on the Truth and Liberty Coalition website.
Bishop also runs the “America’s Mom” platform dedicated to parents’ education on Colorado legislation concerning public schools.
Bishop has been a vocal opponent of the indoctrination of American children in the public schools, and has been involved in local school board and congressional races.
On Tuesday morning, Bishop was schooling her children when she heard a “profuse pounding” on her door. After she asked her children to hide in their bedroom, she went to the door just as the SWAT team broke it down with a battering ram. Then they took Bishop outside and handcuffed her, according to her interview with Brannon Howse on World View Weekend.
The activist mom also said how involved she personally was in local school board recalls and reelections, and that her organization helped flip nine of them this year. Bishop and her group rallied against mask mandates and Critical Race Theory being taught in schools. Bishop believes that such activism made her a target of the regime:
According to this illegitimate [Biden] regime that is running this country, people like me are now considered domestic terrorists now, because we advocate for our own children, we stand up for them, and we don’t allow the state or the system to abuse them.
Commenting on why the FBI would violently burst into her home, Bishop said that the FBI agents refused to inform her of the reason for the raid. After the search was finished, however, they left behind papers relating to their search warrant indicating that Bishop was suspected of causing “intentional damage to a protected computer, wire fraud and conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer,” the mom said. Bishop added that she was neither a violent person, nor a criminal.
I don’t know anything about this. They couldn’t explain any of this. I will tell you why: they were at my home to intimidate me, to shut me up, because I was using my First Amendment rights to advocate for [Mesa County Clerk] Tina Peters on the issue of Dominion [voting machines] and the damage done in our election. And they’ll never be held accountable. Instead, they will criminalize this woman who has stood up.
Colorado elections clerk Tina Peters’ home, along with the homes of three of Peters’ associates, including Bishop, who also served as Representative Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) former campaign manager, was raided by the FBI the same morning, “apparently over a leak of election data from an as yet unidentified leaker to QAnon conspiracy theorists,” per Daily Beast.
Bishop also stressed that if there were any concerns in regard to her activities, she has always been responsive and available, and there was no “emergency” to violently raid her house, bash in her door, scare her children, and “manhandle” her teenage daughter and put her in handcuffs.
As quoted by Leo Hohmann, the Mike Lindell-affiliated World View Weekend had just “concluded a series of interviews with a panel of four retired FBI agents in which they had described similar raids against non-violent patriotic Americans over the last few years, starting with Gen. Michael Flynn in 2016, followed by the pre-dawn raid on author and Trump ally Roger Stone in 2019 and then the violent entering of journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas just last week.”
Brian Shepard, a former FBI special agent, said that the agency does not typically conduct a search or an arrest of someone who was not a violent offender.
The events in Grand Junction came on the heels of the recently revealed information on the FBI utilizing anti-terrorist tools against concerned parents.
The developments within the FBI’s Counterterrorism and Criminal Divisions were made in response to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memorandum issued on October 4, in which he expressed the Department’s commitment “to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats [to the school boards and schools officials], identify them when they occur, and prosecute them when appropriate.”
On October 21, Garland testified to the Judiciary Committee that he could not “imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor … a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorists.”
The FBI opened an investigation for an alleged security breach involving elections equipment in Mesa County earlier this year against Peters and her associates.
On Wednesday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and 21st Judicial District Attorney Dan Rubinstein released statement saying,
Yesterday, the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office — along with our FBI partners — conducted authorized enforcement actions in support of an ongoing investigation into the alleged election system breach in Mesa County.… We will continue to conduct a thorough investigation based on facts and the law, including using proper law enforcement tools such as the judicially authorized search that was executed properly in this matter.
Bishop, however, indicated that she won’t be silenced, and called on other parents like her to stay strong. She concluded the interview by saying that parents “have got to stand up and find a way to find their voice” before their door is bashed in and they are handcuffed. “I would not wait for that,” the mom added.