Claiming that the Department of Homeland Security had been instructed under former President Trump “essentially to downplay the seriousness of the domestic terror committed by white nationalists and hype the threat of Antifa,” Schiff said, “We saw that from [former Attorney General] Bill Barr and others in the leadership of the last administration. We just had a hearing on this subject. I can tell you one of the ongoing challenges is a lot of the Republican members didn’t think that our committee or the intelligence agencies, even those like the FBI and DHS with responsibility here, should be looking at this. That’s quite remarkable.
“You know, if we were looking at the threat of Islamic terror, the threat from within, there would be no reservation about that among my GOP colleagues. But they were very uncomfortable clearly with the FBI and DHS looking at the problem of white nationalism and domestic terror.”
Perhaps that’s because the threat of white nationalism is virtually nonexistent, especially in comparison to the Marxist revolutionary Black Lives Matter movement and the far-left anarchists of Antifa, both of whom Democrats support.
Schiff continued: “The predominant part of that domestic threat is the white national threat. That has international, transnational links as well. We can’t ignore that because of a political sensitivity that some of the folks are part of the Trump base. So I hope we can find common ground. We need to make sure we protect the country.”
Schiff’s party doesn’t care about protecting the country or it would be cracking down on the real terrorist threats and staunching our hemorrhaging southern border. The Democrat agenda is to hype the threat of “white nationalism” in order to demonize their political opponents.