DHS: Violent Domestic Extremists Have Infiltrated Abortion Debate

An anonymous official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claimed that “violent domestic extremists” have been infiltrating the ongoing public debate about abortion in an attempt to stoke violence.

According to ABC News, the official did not specify which side of the debate these alleged extremists have infiltrated, but that they nevertheless have been attempting “to incite violence amongst their supporters.” The claim was made following a phone call on Monday with state and local DHS officials.

The DHS has repeatedly attempted to claim, without evidence, that “violent domestic extremists” now constitute “the greatest terrorism related threats” that the U.S. currently faces. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made such a claim back in January, adding that “we in the Department of Homeland Security have improved and strengthened our approach to combating this dynamic, evolving threat.”

The official added that DHS will continue to operate in a “heightened security environment” in the aftermath of the leaked draft from the Supreme Court revealing that the court’s majority plans to overturn the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. In response to the news, which would ultimately return the matter of abortion to the individual states to decide, radical pro-abortion protestors have begun targeting the homes of Supreme Court justices in an effort to intimidate them into changing their votes.

The DHS released a bulletin on the matter, claiming that “the volume of violent threats targeting Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, other public officials, clergy, healthcare officials and providers, and others associated with the abortion debate are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.” The court’s final decision is expected in June.

In addition, the bulletin notes that the leak of the draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito, “prompted a significant increase in violent threats—many made online via social media and some of which are under investigation—directed toward some US Supreme Court Justices and the Supreme Court building.”

“Some of these threats discussed burning down or storming the US Supreme Court and murdering Justices and their clerks, members of Congress, and lawful demonstrators,” the bulletin continues.

Although the Biden Administration and the media have repeatedly tried to paint right-wing Americans as the primary culprits of “domestic extremism,” these latest reports seem to confirm what has already been widely known, in that the majority of domestic terrorism is instead carried out by the Left. In 2020, far-left domestic terrorist groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa waged a campaign of destruction throughout many cities across the country, burning down hundreds of businesses, causing over $2 billion in damages, and killing at least two dozen Americans in acts of street violence.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 16: DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)