Democrat proposal to increase domestic terrorism power not supported by Republicans in US Senate
A Democrat proposes to create a special task force for victims “White hegemonic” The U.S. military and federal law enforcement agencies failed in the Senate on Thursday, after no Republicans voted in favor. The ruling party recently called for a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket in New York, saying such a move was necessary.
On May 14, an 18-year-old man killed 10 people and injured three others, with authorities saying the attack was ethnically motivated.
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act will create an inter-agency task force to fight white supremacist infiltration in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the Department of Justice and Homeland Security and federal law enforcement.
“The bill is important because the mass shootings in Buffalo were an act of domestic terrorism.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) on the floor before the vote. “We have to call it domestic terrorism. It was terrorism that poisoned conspiracy theories like the white substitution theory. “
Opposing the bill, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said it was a “Insult” U.S. Marines and police have claimed “It has been swallowed up by white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”
Democrats will plan to label our police as white supremacists and neo-Nazis. I have met with police officers throughout Kentucky and I have never met a police officer who has been incited or consumed by any kind of racial rage. “ Paul added.
The final vote in the Senate was 47-47, right on the party line. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill in a 222-203 vote last week, with only Republican Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) being the only Republican.
Republicans have accused Democrats of seeking to discredit all critics as domestic terrorists, pointing to the party’s assertion that the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol were a “Rebellion.” In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden called internal terrorism and white supremacy the biggest threats to the United States.
Within days of Biden taking office, the Pentagon announced a “Stand down” In his post, he hired a controversial Democrat to investigate extremism, and to draft new rules on diversity and extremism.
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