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President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the domestic terrorism threat facing the United States.
“I certainly agree that we are facing a more dangerous period than we did in Oklahoma City at that time,” Judge Merrick Garland, the nominee, told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The 1996 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal office building killed 168 people, including children. An investigation found that the bombing’s conspirators were radicalized by white nationalist propaganda in the aftermath of the deadly FBI raids at Waco and Ruby Ridge in the early ’90s.
Garland was a principal associate deputy attorney general at the time, and led the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the bomber.
Merrick Garland: “If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6, a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy.” pic.twitter.com/56o2l3wwLp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2021
Garland attributed today’s heightened threat to the January 6 Capitol siege.
The judge said the Capitol insurrection is “not necessarily a one-off,” and that the forces behind it stretch far back into American history.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics