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December 28, 2020

Thompson Statement on Nashville Suicide Car Bombing

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the suicide car bombing in Nashville, Tennessee on Christmas:

“I commend the law enforcement officials in Nashville for their swift response to the suspicious vehicle and subsequent suicide bombing in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.  Their quick work prevented what could have been many more dead and injured in one of America’s iconic cities. I am closely monitoring developments around the investigation particularly given the heightened concern about domestic terrorism. This explosion not only put innocent American lives at risk, but also affected the critical infrastructure that is the foundation for so many parts of our daily lives. 

“I look forward to working with the incoming Biden Administration to give much-needed attention to domestic terrorism threats and better protect our critical infrastructure from both physical and cyber attacks.”

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