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August 15, 2022

Chairman Thompson Condemns Threats Against Law Enforcement

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement condemning recent threats against law enforcement, including the judicial branch and government officials. Recently, it was reported that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a joint intelligence bulletin on these threats.

“I strongly condemn the recent violence and continued threats and rhetoric against law enforcement, including against the judicial branch and leaders of the Department of Justice and the FBI. These threats of violence and even civil war – coming predominantly from right-wing extremists online – are not only un-American but are a threat to our democracy and the rule of law. Unfortunately, these threats are frighteningly similar to those we saw in the run-up to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.  I urge law enforcement entities, including the U.S. Capitol Police, to prepare for the extremist threats facing our country.”

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