Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is calling on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate who’s funding the anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protests going on at college campuses across the country.

“What we have found out – thanks to the press – we have found out that these college protests and riots against Jewish Americans calling for the elimination state of Israel, destroying property, threatening lives, these riots are being funded by Joe Biden’s biggest funders,” Hawley told Missourinet.

Hawley cited an article by Politico that said the protests are being paid for by groups and individuals backing President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.

“Like George Soros, like the Rockefeller Institute I believe – there’s a whole bunch of them and they’re running the money through dark money groups, so you can’t trace it,” he said. “This is probably illegal. Under U.S. law you cannot use nonprofit organizations to conceal activities that are designed to encourage illegal behavior, like these riots.”

Hawley has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him to find out how many “dark money” groups are funding the protests and determine if their tax-exempt statuses should be revoked.

A spokesperson for Open Society Foundations, of which Soros is the founder and chairman, told Politico that it “has funded a broad spectrum of US groups that have advocated for the rights of Palestinians and Israelis and a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Israel.”

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