Canada’s Parliament unanimously passed a motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to designate the Proud Boys a terrorist organization. But some extremism experts worry the symbolic move may politicize a national security process.
The Department of Homeland Security said it’s seeing an increase in threats from domestic extremists directed at democratic institutions.
“I want to blow up a democrat building bad,” Benjamin Rogers wrote in a messaging app.
It “ought to be a major issue” that Democrats point out about the GOP, Charlie Sykes told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.
The bill was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence and white supremacist attacks, following two mass shootings over the weekend.
Jonathan Frost, Christopher Cook and Jackson Sawall obtained AR-47 rifles and had planned to attack power grids around the United States.
The former president, who was in office the day terrorists hijacked a series of planes, denounced both strains of violent ideology.
Washington Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges said he "came prepared" with the definition.
“Domestic terrorism — driven by hate, bigotry, and other forms of extremism — is a stain on the soul of America,” President Joe Biden said.
"I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol," Attorney General Merrick Garland said.