Pain of Simone Biles and USA Gymnasts Is a Lesson for Us All

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On Wednesday, Simone Biles and her fellow Team USA teammates testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and went off on the FBI and convicted demon, Larry Nassar.

The powerful and gutwrenching testimony by gymnasts Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols was painful for everyone in the room and those watching it.

“To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse,” said Biles as she testified through her tears of pain.

Everyone knows who Larry Nassar is. The demonic ex-trainer preyed on innocent young girls for years, going unchecked by a system that turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the pleas of those he abused.

That system consisted of Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, former coaches, and the F.B.I.

According to a recent report published by the Department of Justice’s inspector general, F.B.I. agents failed to respond to accusations against Nassar in the summer of 2015.

The report said agents lacked the “seriousness and urgency” required in that situation. They mishandled evidence and actually made false statements afterward to cover up the mistakes they made.

“It truly feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us,” said Biles.

She added the agents should be held accountable and prosecuted for their failures.

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