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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday did not name a domestic terrorism case that his department referred to the Justice Department.
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., urged Mayorkas to get data on any referrals he made to the DOJ for domestic terrorism reasons. Mayorkas did not provide the data, saying he would provide it after the hearing.
“Congressman, I will provide you with this information after this hearing,” Mayorkas replied to Steube. “I don’t have that stat. I’ll provide you with the data.”
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The pair continued to clash over the topic, with Steube interrupting Mayorkas to demand that he name such a case off the top of his head. Mayorkas continued to refuse to answer.
“Although domestic terrorism is the No. 1 threat to the homeland, [Secretary Mayorkas] I can’t name a single case he referred from DHS to DOJ for white supremacy or domestic terrorism,” Rep. Greg Steube later said of his exchange with Mayorkas.
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Mayorkas testified Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, where he faced tough questions about the Biden administration’s plan to lift Title 42, a Trump-era public health order that has been used to deport a majority of migrants at the border during the covid19 pandemic.