Examining the Domestic Terrorism Threat in the Wake of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol: Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 4, 2021   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the February 4, 2021 hearing on "Examining the Domestic Terrorism Threat in the Wake of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Bennie G. Thompson: "Today the committee is meeting to examine the threat of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. I would like to start by thanking the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police, National Guard, Secret Service, Metropolitan Police Department, and all other law enforcement agencies that worked to keep us safe that day and in the days since. [...] As Members of this committee are keenly aware, this act of terrorism was not an isolated incident. During the 116th Congress, the committee held 11 hearings that looked at various domestic terrorism threats. Over a year ago, FBI Director Wray sat before us and warned that domestic terrorism cases were at an all-time high, with racially-motivated violent extremists posing the greatest threat. [...] This threat has long plagued and preyed on the most vulnerable in our society. But we must work together to find solutions. Our democracy and American lives are at stake. Today, we have a panel of experts that will outline the domestic terror threat as it stands, identify what was missed prior to January 6, and present what we ought to do moving forward." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Rodriguez, Elizabeth Neumann, Jonathan Greenblatt, and Brian Michael Jenkins.

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Serial No. 117-1
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