On Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed the formation of a new unit to combat domestic terrorism.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen disclosed the adjustment during his opening comments before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol incident.
In the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol incident, the statement raises questions about what constitutes a domestic terrorist.
The Biden administration has attempted to classify many Americans as domestic terrorists despite the fact that they were in the crowd on Jan. 6 and had no involvement in breaking into the Capitol or other illegal acts.
In addition, last year, Attorney General Merrick Garland released a letter labeling parents who express their opinions at school board meetings as potential domestic terrorist threats, a contentious move that drew criticism from conservatives and other Americans.
Many Americans are concerned that the government’s new domestic terror unit will make it easier for it to label everyone who disagrees with it as a state enemy.
Biden's Justice Department has created a new domestic terror unit. Effectively, anyone who disagrees with the administration is now an enemy of the state. pic.twitter.com/e2Ndhue5mO— HPR1161 (@hpr11611) January 11, 2022
Although the new entity is divisive, it was only recently revealed. Those who disagree with the plans still have time to speak out before the unit commences its work.