Slotkin Statement on DOJ Inspector General's Report on FBI Investigation of Larry Nassar

July 14, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) released the following statement:

"As the Representative for Michigan State University, some of the most impactful conversations I’ve had in my district have been with the survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. 

"These young women have shown extraordinary courage and poise beyond their years, and their activism continues to inspire me every day. But today’s report from the DOJ’s Inspector General makes clear that they were completely failed by federal law enforcement. 

"I’m so disturbed by the findings in this report. The FBI’s own Inspector General found that the FBI not only failed to act quickly to investigate allegations against Nassar, but showed “extremely poor judgement” and violated FBI policies even when they did begin an investigation. 

"This kind of government failure is unacceptable. I’ll be requesting a private briefing to understand how these failures were able to occur and, more importantly, the steps the Bureau is preparing to take to ensure nothing like this can ever happen again."