In the aftermath of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 aimed at delaying election certification, President-elect Joe Biden and Democratic leaders have faced — and others have applied — mounting pressure to classify the riots as “domestic terrorism” and expand the legal measures that can be used against those found guilty.
Biden has directly labeled the pro-Trump rioters that violently stormed the Capitol as domestic terrorists. “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.”