As you can imagine after recent events, Domestic Terrorism is at the forefront of our national political
In its duties in the oversight of our nation’s security, the House Homeland Security Committee, held a hearing
this past week concerning domestic terrorism threats, and how Federal, State, Local, and Tribal law
enforcement agencies will posture to tackle the threat.
Below you will find the link to the hearing. Watch or listen to the hearing at your own speed, and tackle two key
questions in one post:
- After watching the hearing, what political or policy focus divide do you see between Democratic and
Republican members on the Committee? What were the predominant themes by members of each of the two
- What was your biggest takeaway between the witness’s viewpoints on the threat?
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