Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles ripped apart the FBI and the DOJ in testimony in the Senate on Wednesday about how FBI agents mishandled allegations of abuse against Larry Nassar and then made false statements in the fallout from the botched investigation. They allowed a pedophile to free himself for over a year and this inaction directly enabled Nassar's abuses to continue, Maroney told the Senate Judiciary Committee after recounting the startling details she provided to the agent questioning him about Nassar's abuse. What good is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents take it upon themselves to bury this report in a drawer? she added. . Maroney, Biles, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman were assaulted by Nassar, the former US gymnastics team doctor who is currently serving decades in prison. It really looks like the FBI has turned a blind eye and has done everything possible to help protect said Biles at USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee while holding back tears. Read More A message must be sent: If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be quick and serious . Enough is enough, she said. Allegations regarding Nassar were first brought to the agency in July 2015. Several protocol violations resulted in months of delays, as captured in scathing Department of Justice Inspector General report publie in July. As the federal investigation dragged on, Nassar abused dozens of victims, according to the Inspector General's report. READ: Department of Justice Inspector General report on FBI investigation on Larry Nassar FBI officials failed to respond to Nassar's allegations with the utmost seriousness and urgency they deserved and demanded. many fundamental errors when they responded and violated several FBI policies, ”the report says. Maroney identified herself as the gymnast described - but not named - in the report that spoke to the FBI about her allegations in September 2015. The agent who took her interview violated key FBI procedures and made false statements in a summary that the agent wrotemaintenance more than a year later, according to the inspector general's report. She and others criticized the Justice Department for its decisions, according to the IG report, not to prosecute the AG e nt as well as a supervisor of the FBI who was also accused of mismanaging the investigation and subsequently making false statements about it. Senate Judicial President Dick Durbin noted at the start of the hearing how sports institutions failed to protect athletes from abuse. It shocks the conscience when these failures come from the law enforcement agencies themselves, Durbin said. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Chris Wray will also testify.Nassar pleaded guilty in 2018 to seven counts Criminal sexual conduct in a Michigan Attorney General case. It was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, after more than 150 women and girls told court he sexually assaulted them in past two decades . In recent weeks, an FBI agent accused in the Inspector General's report of failing to launch a proper investigation was fired by the FBI , US law enforcement told CNN. Gymnasts ready to go 'express Gymnasts testifying on Wednesday have all already spoken publicly about being the victims of Nassar's abuse. Nassar, who matchedWorked for Michigan State University, inappropriately touching athletes under the pretext of giving them medical treatment. Biles - winner of seven Olympic medals, as well as several world and national championships - revealed this year that she was motivated to participate in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in part because it would force the sport to face its shortcomings in the protection of its athletes. I have a feeling if there hadn't been a survivor in the sport, they would have just grazed the side, Biles told NBC's Hoda Kotb. But since I'm still here, and I've got a pretty big social media presence and platform, they have to do something. Raisman - who won Olympic medals in 2012 and 2016 - also criticized the way Nassar and aothers have been allowed to abuse gymnasts for so long, telling CNN New Day in March that Monsters don 't thrive for decades without people's help. Raisman, fellow Olympian Maroney and Nichols, who participated in the USA team for the 2015 world championship, all facts public statements in connection with the legal proceedings against Nassar. Nichols reported Nassar to US Gymnastics in 2015, alleging that her inappropriate touching started when she was 15 and he also had her Facebook posts complimenting her appearance. Bipartite Anger on Capitol Hill The appearance of Wray and Horowitz devThe committee will only be the last time those responsible have been subjected to intense questioning on Capitol Hill. During President Donald Trump's administration, Wray - who was confirmed as director in 2017 - has repeatedly faced hostility from Republicans over the FBI's investigation into the links campaign with Russia. More recently, Democrats have grilled Wray over the FBI's lack of preparedness for the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The failed Larry Nassar investigation by the FBI is another black eye for the agency Anger at Nassar has united lawmakers on both sides as the FBI failure investigation enjoys a bipartisan support The FBI, including this children's unit, also placed the and her image in front of the victimsprotect himself in this case, said GOP Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Every person in authority who has turned a blind eye to the allegations of these young athletes who are complicit in Nassar's crimes, and each of them should be viewed as a predator said Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Lawmakers also walked down the aisle to support data legislation which seeks to hold universities accountable for failing to protect students from sexual abuse. This story has been updated with additional details. CNN's Paul LeBlanc a contributed to this report.