FBI Director Wray reconfirms the threat posed by racist extremists

March 2, 2021 ☼ extremismwhite-christian-nationalismjan6domestic-terrorism

Source: The Washington Post

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The horror of the attack at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has led to a two-track effort to shift blame away from former president Donald Trump and to the political left. One track posits that the violence was a function of left-wing provocateurs, perhaps adherents to the loose-knit ideology called antifa. The other suggests that the role of white nationalists and racial extremists in the day’s events has been overblown specifically because the administration of President Biden seeks to use accusations of racist extremism to crack down on the political right.

During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray specifically rebutted each charge.

The right-wing GOP fantasy mill has been running overtime. Hopefully the FBI will maintain some perspective and focus on the real problem of domestic terrorism perpetrated almost entirely by right-wing extremists.