Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02)
February 5, 2021
Rep. Luria joins colleagues in “Examining the Domestic Terrorism Threat in the Wake of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria participated in the House Committee on Homeland Security’s hearing examining the ongoing domestic terrorism threat in the wake of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The hearing focused on assessing the threat of domestic terrorism attacks as well as the circumstances that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
During the hearing, Congresswoman Luria noted that several insurrectionists at the Capitol wore paraphernalia glamorizing the Nazi regime, including a “6MWE” (“6 Million Wasn’t Enough”) shirt, referring to the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust. She asked Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League to speak to the anti-Semitic tropes that underpin extremist ideologies.
“As a 20-year Navy veteran, I swore an oath to protect our nation from all enemies foreign and domestic,” said Congresswoman Elaine Luria. “The DHS Homeland Threat Assessment identifies white supremacist extremists as the ‘most persistent and pervasive’ Domestic Violent Extremists (DVE) threat, having conducted more lethal attacks in the U.S. than any other DVE category since 2018. It is in the best interest of our national security to continually assess this threat and identify the most effective prevention tactics in order to keep communities safe.”
Witnesses of the hearing included:
Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the committee’s Vice Chair, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.