The Biden administration and acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary David Pekoske issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin on Wednesday over concerns that violent extremists, like those arrested for rioting at the United States Capitol on January 6, may continue to commit violence across the country.
The advisory is set to expire on April 30, 2021. (RELATED: Biden Administration Investigating ‘Domestic Violent Extremism’ After Capitol Riot)
“There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks,” the advisory reads. “DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed to reporters Friday that DHS, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department are carrying out a “comprehensive threat assessment” on “domestic violent extremism,” prompted by the Jan. 6 riot.
.@PressSec says that President Biden has sent a task to the ODNI “requesting a comprehensive threat assessment, coordinated with the FBI and DHS, on domestic violent extremism.” pic.twitter.com/ZUlNocbNtD
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 22, 2021
Psaki added at Tuesday’s briefing that violent riots carried out by left-wing agitators in the Pacific Northwest are also being investigated as a part of the assessment.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this piece incorrectly claimed that the advisory was published without an end date. The press release DHS distributed to reporters did not include an end date, but the official published advisory lists the end date as April 30, 2021.