“Many cities were burned, and businesses destroyed. Retired police officer David Dorn was shot and killed while protecting a business. People were harassed while simply eating at outside restaurants, and Americans across the nation feared for their lives,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) said about a bill calling for a National Commission on Domestic Terrorist Attacks on the United States.
“Most recently, Atlanta was the scene of violence as businesses were targeted and law enforcement vehicles were attacked. Just as with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, we must learn the truth about who is behind the violence and who is pushing the narrative to try and weaken our country and scare people into submission.”
Bacon along with Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36), Maria Salazar (FL-27), and Claudia Tenney (NY-24) introduced H.R. 649 Tuesday with the goal of investigating a series of riots starting in 2020.
“In America, we resolve our differences through dialogue, peaceful protests or at the ballot box,” said Salazar. “We need to help authorities address direct threats that violent extremist groups, like Antifa, pose to our democracy.”
In a press release Rep. Tenney says, “We must better understand what happened during these riots – who organized them, who funded them, and who led them?
The bill was filed following reports of six antifa extremists arrested on charges of domestic terrorism by Atlanta police following recent violent riots.