Senate Republicans Vow to Block ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he will bring the House-passed bill to the floor this week.

The controversial bill would create special offices within the government to investigate and monitor so-called domestic terrorism, according to The Hill.

Many in the GOP compared it to the recently suspended disinformation board set up by the Biden administration.

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“It’s like the disinformation board on steroids. Another way to look at is the Patriot Act for American citizens,” Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) said.

Other Senate conservatives are concerned the offices would quickly shift to federal policing of political speech that would disproportionately target anti-government and anti-immigration activists than extremist left-wing groups.

Hawley noted the Department of Homeland Security has taken a “very different tone” against leftist groups that threatened violence against the Supreme Court.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said he’s “wary of the political motivation” behind such legislation.

“I get a little concerned when people want to pass new laws to supplement laws that are already in place that would be used to charge people with crimes. I don’t necessarily believe we need a new law to convict people who have committed other crimes,” he said of the bill.

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Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

Was it not old Voltaire who said: ‘I may not agree with what you say, but I defend to the death your right to say it?’

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