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Biden Is Under Pressure To Set Up A New ‘Domestic Terror’ Unit. Here’s What That Means

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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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.”