The former-Congresswoman calls out the Left’s political persecution of over 71 million people
Former U.S. Rep Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democratic presidential candidate from Hawaii, is raising concerns about proposed legislation introduced in the House to curb domestic terrorism. She warns that the ambiguity of the measure could be used to undercut civil liberties.
Gabbard’s concern lies in how politicians define the “characteristics” that will determine potential threats, saying the proposed legislation poses “a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 was introduced in the House last week in the aftermath of the mostly peaceful protest at the US Capitol on January 6.
“Unlike after 9/11, the threat that reared its ugly head on January 6th is from domestic terror groups and extremists, often racially-motivated violent individuals,” Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL), said in announcing the legislation.
“Combating the threat of domestic terrorism and white supremacy is not a Democratic or Republican issue, not Left versus Right or urban versus rural. Domestic Terrorism is an American issue, a serious threat we can and must address together,” Schneider said.
But Gabbard cut through the fog of Schneider’s rhetoric to spotlight the enormous threat to American civil liberties should the measure be signed into law, a prospect that is foreseeable given Democrats have one-party rule over the government at present.