Tulsi Gabard: Domestic terrorism bill is “targeting almost half of the country”
Tulsi Gabbard, a former Hawaiian Democratic Party spokesman, expressed concern that the proposed measure to combat domestic terrorism could be used to undermine civil liberties. Gabbard’s comments came during a guest appearance on Fox News Primetime when host Brian Kilmeid asked her if she was “surprised that they are moving forward with this additional observation of potential internal terror.”
; “It’s as dangerous as you said, it’s a problem that all Democrats, Republicans, independents, libertarians need to be extremely concerned about, especially because we don’t have to guess where it goes or how it ends,” Gabbard said. She continued: “When you have people like former CIA Director John Brennan who talk openly about how he talked or heard Biden administration appointees and nominees who are already looking for similar movements in our country, similar to the riots they I have seen overseas that, in his words, he says that he constitutes this wicked union of religious extremists, racists, fanatics, he lists several others, and finally even libertarians. “She said her concern was how employees would define the characteristics they were looking for in potential threats.” What characteristics are we looking for as we build this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about? Religious extremists, are we talking about Christians, evangelical Christians “What is a pro-life religious person? Where will you get this?” said Gabard. “The proposed legislation could create a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our constitution.” and targeting almost half the country. ”You start looking obviously, you have to be a white person, obviously a man, libertarians, anyone who loves freedom, freedom, can have an American flag in front of their house or people you know who attended Trump’s rally, “Gabard said. The 2021 Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act was introduced in the House earlier this week following the US Capitol riots. her earlier this month, in which five died. “Unlike 9/11, the threat that raised its ugly head on January 6 came from domestic terrorist groups and extremists, often racially motivated by violent people,” said Brad Schneider (D., Illinois) in a statement declaring the bipartisan legislation. “America needs to be vigilant to fight radicalized violence, and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act gives our government the tools to identify, monitor and thwart their illegal activities. Fighting the threat of internal terrorism and white supremacy is not a democratic or republican issue, not left against right or urban against rural. “Internal terrorism is an American issue, a serious threat that we can and must deal with together,” he said.