Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas delivered a speech to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in New York City on Friday. He told those attending the conference that “the greatest terrorism-related threat that we face in the homeland is the threat of domestic violent extremism.”
Mayorkas dug in a little deeper and blamed social media and other online platforms for an “increase in hate”, specifically naming White supremacists as “the most prominent threat” to the United States. He used the example of bomb threats to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In recent months there has been an alleged uptick in those threats. He spoke about working with Black universities and churches to help them improve security.
This is not the first time that Mayorkas has blamed the greatest threat of domestic terrorism on White supremacists. In May 2021, Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee. At that time they both testified that their agencies needed more resources to fight domestic terrorism, pointing in particular to the events of January 6 at the Capitol. Left out of the equation by both Mayorkas and Garland was any talk of the violent social unrest that has plagued the United States since the Summer of Love organized by radical progressives. Funny how that happens.
I’m just spitballing here but I’m pretty sure that there have been far more incidents of violence – domestic terrorism – at the hands of violent leftists than there have been by White supremacists. Read more…