The Justice Department is creating a unit focused on domestic terrorism.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday on the threat of domestic terrorism.
Olsen said he created a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism due to a growing threat of ‘anti-authority’ ideologies.
Of course Olsen isn’t talking about BLM or Antifa.
“We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies,” Olsen said.
Watch Tuesday’s hearing here:
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on #DomesticTerrorism one year after the events of #January6th. Matthew Olsen of @TheJusticeDept‘s Natl Security Division and Jill Sanborn of @FBI‘s National Security Branch will provide testimony. https://t.co/IQhKRhYdcx
— CSIS Transnational Threats (@CSIS_Threats) January 11, 2022