In response to continued threats of domestic extremism following the deadly riot on Jan. 6, the Department of Justice is considering new domestic terrorism laws, an official announced Thursday.
The FBI reported an elevated risk of violence associated with domestic extremists after the attack on the Capitol and increased assaults on Asian Americans, Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann told the House Committee on Appropriations.
Virginia Democratic Rep. Ben Cline asked Wiegmann about his proposal to codify a domestic terrorism charge in the criminal code.
“One of the things we’re looking at is, would we need new authorities?” Wiegmann said. “The question we’re really wrestling with is: Are there gaps? Is there some type of conduct that we can envision that we can’t cover or would it be an otherwise benefit in having something else other than what we’re having now?”
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