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The Real Threat to Homeland Security

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

The Real Threat to Homeland Security

Mr. PITTS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring to the Members' attention a report from the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Napolitano, entitled"Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.''

On page 2, under Key Findings, the footnote states, "Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting Federal authority in favor of State or local authority or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.''

On Page 7, under Disgruntled Military Veterans, they're listed as having the potential to boost the capabilities of the extremists.

Mr. Speaker, this is the same Cabinet member who will no longer use the words "terrorist'' or "war on terror'' and who now wants to call some of our veterans and pro-life activists "terrorists.'' This is outrageous.

President Obama, your Cabinet Secretary is the real threat to our security.

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