Rep. Jackson Lee Issues Warning About Domestic Terrorism

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) says action and attention are needed to overcome what she says is a major national security issue: white supremacy and domestic terrorism.

In a speech on the House floor, Jackson Lee said she’s concerned that as we get closer to national elections, white supremacist groups will increase attacks:

“We know that those organizations certainly found themselves roving around during January 6 and were actually called and motivated to come to Washington by the former president of the United States. We also know that [FBI] Director Wray has indicated that domestic terrorism is one of the greatest threats to the United States. And as reported in the media and government intelligence reports, coupled with recent arrests and successful violent attacks carried out by boogaloo bois and militia extremists, these representations are very troubling. My concern is that as the nation moves toward a historic national election, the activity of violent influences like the boogaloo bois or Proud Boys will increase and lead to attacks becoming more frequent.”


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