The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on domestic terrorism on Sept. 12 in the wake of the deadly protests on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
A letter from twelve Democratic members of the House Committee on Homeland Security led by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) prompted the decision to schedule the hearing.
“Now, as our country has suffered yet another tragic and deadly domestic terrorist attack, we as Democratic Members of the Committee write to you, our Republican colleagues, to urge you to join with us to hold hearings to examine the troubling rise in domestic terrorism in our Nation,” the letter stated.
In response, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, scheduled a hearing to discuss the dangers posed by domestic terrorists.
McCaul said representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Counterterrorism Center will testify at the hearing.
“Racial intolerance deserves no place in America and it is imperative that we find ways to rid our nation of the scourge of white supremacism,” McCaul said.