Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democratic congresswoman, referred to statements by a former CIA director who said that the Biden administration will investigate the domestic “serious threat” of “extremists” alluding to the incidents on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Gabbard warned that the group of “extremists” to which the Democrats refer to comprise half of all Americans.
Biden’s press secretary said on Friday Jan. 22, “The January 6th assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known: The rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing national security threat.”
In her remarks, according to Breitbart, she emphasized that Biden wants to dramatically increase the level of intelligence and law enforcement directed at domestic violent extremism.
Former CIA Director John Brennan, credited with being one of the masterminds of the fake impeachment attempt on former President Trump, was interviewed by MSNBC on Jan. 21 and made some statements on the matter.
“I know looking forward that the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed, are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas,” Brennan stated.
Brennan explained that these movements have appeared in different parts of the country and gave a broad description of different groups of people who would be part of these insurgency movements, among them he mentioned “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.”
Tulsi Gabbard, expressed concern about Brennan’s comments and the direction it is taking.
“What characteristics are we looking for as we are building this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about? Religious extremists, are we talking about Christians, evangelical Christians, what is a religious extremist? Is it somebody who is pro-life? Where do you take this?” asked Gabbard in an interview with Fox News.
Gabbard said that ultimately this would end up in “a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”
Off Brennan’s list is antifa, a far-left group responsible for violent episodes of destruction in different cities across the country.
Similarly, Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, this past Friday failed to condemn the violence perpetrated by antifa when asked by a reporter if the president had any comment on the violence in Oregon and Washington state, casting doubt as to whether the Biden administration’s attempts to curb the violence are genuine or have a strong political bias.
“You start looking at obviously, have to be a white person, obviously likely male, libertarians, anyone who loves freedom, liberty, maybe has an American flag outside their house, or people who, you know, attended a Trump rally,” Gabbard said.