DHS To Conduct Internal Review To Root Out Extremists

The Washington Post reports:

The Department of Homeland Security will carry out a “comprehensive review” of its agencies to root out violent extremists within its ranks who may harbor racial or ethnic hatreds, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced in a statement Monday.

The Biden administration has directed DHS to increase its efforts to counter violent extremism and white-supremacist violence, which the FBI has identified as the most lethal domestic threat to Americans.

“Recent events, including the January 6th attacks on the U.S. Capitol, have highlighted that domestic violent extremism poses the most lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat to our country today,” Mayorkas said in a message to DHS employees.

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