The man who was President on 9/11 warns against domestic extremist groups….
And relates of his ‘disgust’ with the Jan.6 Capitol Protest/Riot/Assaults….
Former President George W. Bush warned of the threat posed by domestic extremist groups on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, arguing that there are similarities between “violent extremists abroad” and those “at home.”
In remarks at a memorial ceremony near Shanksville, Pa., the site of one of four plane crashes on 9/11, Bush said that even two decades later, “many Americans struggle to understand why an enemy would hate us with such zeal.”
“The security measures incorporated into our lives are both sources of comfort and reminders of our vulnerability,” he said.
The former president, who was in office at the time of the 2001 attacks, went on to say that Americans “have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within.”
Bush’s mention of domestic extremism comes as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in recent weeks has warned of heightened security threats within the U.S. in the aftermath of the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan….
Bush was joined on Saturday by former first lady Laura Bush as well as Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff at the site near Shanksville where Flight 93 crashed into an empty field….