Acting secretary of Homeland Security claims that they are shifting focus to domestic terrorism.

By |2019-08-11T11:26:13-08:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments


Courtesy of TPM:

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan stated that domestic terrorism is “absolutely” a bigger threat than international terrorism on Sunday.

“Is it fair to say that you want to change the priority–that your priority needs to be domestic terrorism?” NBC host Todd asked during an interview with McAleen. “Is that a greater threat, right now, than international terrorism?”

“Absolutely,” the acting DHS secretary replied, adding that the DHS “has to balance threats.”

McAleenan said that his department’s emphasis is providing support for “prevention, awareness, and response capability” regarding domestic terrorism on a local and state level.

Though CNN reported last week that the White House had been rejecting the DHS’ attempts to prioritize domestic terrorism for over a year, McAleenan told Todd on Sunday that he’s “getting all the support I’m asking for.”

President Donald Trump has downplayed the rise of white nationalism, claiming it’s only “a small group of people.”

I would like to accept this guy’s word that DHS is focusing on white nationalist domestic terrorism, but I have to admit that I am skeptical.

We have read report after report saying that the White House is resistant to supporting efforts to go after white nationalists and I have seen no visible signs that anything has changed. 

So either things are changing like McAleenan says, or he is out of the loop and will never be the official Secretary of Homeland Security. 

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13 Comments

  1. AK Lynne August 12, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Letter of resignation in three, two, one….

    • Anonymous August 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      IMO, during the next few weeks Trump will give McAleenan several verbal, very humiliating smackdowns. If that doesn’t get Kevin to resign, then Trump will remove him somehow and get another “Acting” DHS that is a better butt-kisser.

  2. Anonymous August 12, 2019 at 6:33 am

    stated that domestic terrorism is “absolutely” a bigger threat than international terrorism on Sunday.
    ============================
    Where has he been the last 2.5 years?

  3. OT-FYI August 12, 2019 at 6:55 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/leaked-draft-of-trump-executive-order-to-censor-the-internet-denounced-as-dangerous-unconstitutional-edict/

    “It’s hard to put into words how mind bogglingly absurd this executive order is,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, in a tweet.
    “In the name of defending free speech it would allow mass government censorship of online content. In practice, it means whichever party is in power can decide what speech is allowed on the internet.”

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/07/white-house-tech-censorship-1639051

    https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/censor-the-internet/

  4. #RacistRapist2020 August 12, 2019 at 7:07 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/12/anthony-scaramucci-trump.html

    “Trump already sold out his country to get to the presidency, and he is giving every indication that he will double or triple down and jeopardize the United States to win a second term. The interesting element to Scaramucci’s tweet is that it is echoed by so many other people who left Trump world.”
    “Trump is selling out his supporters and the nation.

    Republicans have the 2020 election all wrong. The outcome will not be decided on policy issues, or a referendum on Trump’s opponent. The election is going to be all about Donald Trump, and the danger of giving a man with no values and morals a second term in office.”

  5. OK August 12, 2019 at 7:09 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/11/trump-racist-angry.html

    “Being called a racist has infuriated Trump, gnawing at him in recent days as he lashes out — in tweets and in public comments — over the moniker, behavior his advisers and allies excuse as the natural reaction of anyone who does not consider himself a racist but is accused of being one.

    Trump doesn’t consider himself a racist. He’s just a guy who does and says racist things, which according to anyone with eyes and ears makes him a racist.

    The idea that Trump is some sort of branding genius is another self-created Trumpian myth that needs to put out to pasture.

    Trump has failed at every aspect of the presidency.”

  6. Anonymously August 12, 2019 at 10:10 am

    This domestic terrorism expert tried to warn us about right-wing extremism — he lost his job because of it

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/this-domestic-terrorism-expert-tried-to-warn-us-about-right-wing-extremism-he-lost-his-job-because-of-it/

  7. Anonymously August 12, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Conservative columnist explains how to puncture Trump’s lies and conspiracy theories

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/conservative-columnist-explains-how-to-puncture-trumps-lies-and-conspiracy-theories/

  8. Anonymous August 17, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Watch them turn a blind eye to neonazis and white nationalist hate groups but declare Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.

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