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Action Alert - Demand Homeland Security Hearings on Domestic Terrorism - 8/23/17

CALL REP. KING

Rep. King - LI Office: (516) 541-4225

Rep. King - DC Office: (202) 225-7896

 

ASK

  1. Will Rep. Pete King call on the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville as an act of domestic terrorism? Will he call from Homeland Security hearings on domestic terrorism?
     

  2. A man plowed his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors – for a political purpose. Why has King not labeled this as domestic terrorism?
     

  3. In early August, a domestic terrorist tossed a bomb into a mosque in Minnesota, yet Trump said nothing.  Does Peter King intend to use his voice to call attention to this terrorist attack?
     

  4. In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security authored a report that said white extremism was growing in the US.  This is the agency that Pete King was meant to oversee through his committee, and to which he had direct access.  In his role as Committee Chairman, he NEVER called for hearings on domestic terrorism, and allowed DHS to disband the team that analyzed these events.  Why is Peter King exhibiting a pattern of ignoring white extremism, when the agency he oversees has raised alarms about it? 
     

  5. White supremacist groups are thriving under Trump, with recruitment growing and new groups forming. Trump defended the behavior of radical white supremacists in Charlottesville, saying there was blame on “many sides.” Will Peter King continue to support Donald Trump’s agenda when he aligns himself with anti-Semitic radical white supremacists? 


 

BACKGROUND

> Peter King has billed himself as an expert on national security and counterterrorism issues.  He chaired the Homeland Security Committee from 2005-2006 and 2011-2012, and is currently a member of that committee.  He is a perennial presence on news channels, providing commentary and analysis on terrorist attacks after they occur.  In 2011, Peter King called for controversial hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community – despite evidence that this community has been overwhelmingly cooperative with law enforcement.

 

> White Supremacists and neo-Nazi groups, many of them wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles, marched through the city of Charlottesville last week, with torches in hand, chanting “Jew will not replace us” and “Blood and Soil.” These copycat Nazis attacked counter protestors in gangs – and one drove a car into a group of Americans, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19.  FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have called this an act of domestic terrorism.

 

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