Dem Senator Reintroduces Domestic Terror Bill That Singles Out Those on the Right

Dem Senator Reintroduces Domestic Terror Bill That Singles Out Those on the Right


Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said Friday that spurred by the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, he will reintroduce his Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act to clamp down on right-wing groups.

The bill passed the House but not the Senate its first time around. Durbin is hoping for greater support in light of the incursion, according to WLS-TV.

“After the attack on the Capitol, I hope that Congress can finally come together and do something to address this threat,” Durbin said, WFLD-TV reported.

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Efforts to focus on right-wing groups are being cheered on by the Anti-Defamation League.

“[R]ight-wing extremism is a global terror threat, one that directly endangers our nation and jeopardizes our democracy. This is not an exaggeration. It is the embodiment of a clear and present danger,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in an Op-Ed for Newsweek.

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