FBI Investigates Arson Cases at Conservative Think Tank

The FBI has launched an investigation to find the individuals who set fire to two offices belonging to conservative organizations in Minnesota last month.

At least one person broke into an office building in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and set two fires on the first and third floor in the early morning on January 28.

The third floor fire was set on the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC), a conservative legal organization that has filed lawsuits battling “diversity, equity, and inclusion” discrimination and other leftist causes.

The first-floor fire was set in the hallway between the Center of the American Experiment’s offices and space leased to Take Charge, another conservative organization.

Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment and a board member at UMLC, said that while his organization is regularly “involved with things that tick off liberals,” there “wasn’t anything going on right at that moment of the preceding where you would say, ‘Uh huh. You know, that must be what it is.’”

Hinderaker said he gave the FBI a list of categories of people who might have set the fires, including a “garden variety Libs who are really radical.”

“Now they’re gonna get caught,” he told The Daily Wire. “I’ll tell you that we’re gonna find out.”

Take Charge, the other group targeted, also said the fires would not impact what they do.

“Regardless of the attacks, we’ll continue to educate all Americans on the truth Progressives want to keep hidden from public view,” the organization said in a statement. “We were targeted because we are a conservative black organization and we refuse to trumpet the mantra of systemic racism and march to the beat of the DEI drum.”

In a statement this week, Hinderaker said his organization “would be announcing a reward to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.”