In the wake of the Buffalo mass shooter who went hunting Black people and other domestic violence thaqt could be seen as terroroism….
The House has introduced legilartion that make the Dept. of Justice and FBI form special units to concentrate on Domestic Terrorism….
Senate Republicans are NOT happy with this…
Republicans KNOW that anti-Government , anti-Immigration and anti-Abortion violence comes almost exclusively from Right WingNuts who if they actually voted?
Would vote Republican….
Looking back at the Jan.6 revolations?
Maybe investigating Republican lawmakers?
Senate conservatives say empowering the departments of Homeland Security and Justice with new authority to monitor domestic terrorism could easily morph into federal policing of political speech, and they worry it would be more targeted toward anti-government, anti-immigration activists than extreme left-wing groups.
“I’m completely opposed to this idea that we would be giving the federal government and federal law enforcement power and authority to surveil Americans, to engage in any kind of monitoring of speech that is directed toward censorship. I think it’s extremely frightening and I can’t believe they haven’t learned their lesson from the disinformation board debacle,” Hawley said.
The Biden administration ran into a storm of controversy last month when it announced the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board “to coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security.” The backlash grew so intense that the Homeland Security Department put the project on pause after three weeks and its executive director, Nina Jankowicz, resigned.
Republican lawmakers argue that bringing the bill to the floor after the shooting in Buffalo is a veiled political attack on conservative critics of illegal immigration.
Some Senate Republicans see the domestic terrorism bill as another attempt to target the right and point to calls that Democrats made in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol to begin monitoring groups on the right as potential domestic terrorism threats….