Republicans slap down partisan ‘domestic terrorism bill’

Republican senators rejected a partisan “domestic terror” bill backed by Democrats Thursday, dealing a blow to the Biden administration’s ongoing war against civil liberties and political dissent.

The bill, which would have targeted so-called “white supremacists” in the police and military, failed along partisan lines, the Hill reported.

Republicans slap down phony “domestic terror” bill

As one might expect, the “domestic terror” bill does not authorize a similar crackdown on extremism coming from the left from groups like Black Lives Matter.

Democrats pushed the partisan legislation in response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, which Senator Chuck Schumer (D-Ny.) said was inspired by a “conspiracy theory” that Democrats are trying to use open borders to change the country’s demographics.

“The bill is so important because the mass shooting in Buffalo was an act of domestic terrorism. We need to call it what it is, domestic terrorism. It was terrorism that fed off the poison of conspiracy theories like white replacement theory,” Schumer said before the vote.

The bill is a major escalation in a thinly veiled partisan effort by Biden and his Democratic allies to effectively label their political opponent’s enemies of the state, using a highly exaggerated threat of right-wing “domestic extremism” that Biden has vowed to crush since the day of his inauguration.

Biden’s “domestic war on terror” found a casus belli in the Capitol “insurrection,” which led to the largest investigation in DOJ history and a separate witch hunt in Congress that has encouraged voices on the left to call for Republican lawmakers to be jailed.

Biden’s war on dissent

The “domestic terror” bill would have created a new interagency task force within the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI, as well as new “domestic terror” offices within each of those agencies, dedicated to tracking “white supremacy” in the military and police.

It passed the House with support from just one Republican, Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.), who famously cried while describing the trauma of the Capitol protest.

Republican senators said that the bill was biased toward conservatives as well as unnecessary since there are already laws on the books for prosecuting terrorism. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called its suggestion that white supremacy is widespread in the military and policing insulting.

“It would be the Democrat plan to name our police as white supremacists and neo-Nazis. I met policemen throughout Kentucky and I’ve not met one policeman motivated or consumed with any kind of racial rage,” he said.

“What an insult it is to put a bill before the House and say our Marines are consumed with white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” he added.

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