U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin

Slotkin: Domestic violent extremism poses greatest threat to American safety

Her expertise in dealing with extremism and militias is informing Slotkin's work as Congress looks to curb the threat of domestic terrorism

In her first public hearing last week as Chair of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) brought her extensive national security background to bear in emphasizing the U.S.’s need to focus its resources on the threat of domestic terrorism.

Slotkin, who served three tours in Iraq as a CIA analyst before serving on the National Security Council under Presidents Bush and Obama, said in her opening statement on March 24 that “the post 9/11 era of security has come to an end,” and that right now, domestic violent extremism poses the greatest threat to the safety of the American public.

The hearing addressed state responses to the growing threat of domestic terrorism and featured testimony from witnesses including Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel; Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford; and John Chisholm, District Attorney for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

 

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