The FBI is facing accusations of bias in tracking domestic terrorism, with some claiming that the agency is not including certain forms of leftist terrorism and is contorting other incidents to count them as “right-wing.” In recent news, a transgender radical group is organizing a “Trans Day of Vengeance” event in Washington, D.C., with the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh as potential targets.
While the FBI denies targeting radical trans activists specifically as a source of potential domestic terrorism, concerns remain about the agency’s approach to tracking such threats. At the same time, the FBI has faced criticism in the past for targeting certain groups unfairly, such as “radical-traditionalist Catholics,” raising concerns about the agency’s impartiality in monitoring domestic terrorism.
FBI does not consider the Nashville shooting as domestic terrorism
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has stated that they are not treating the recent shooting in Nashville as an act of domestic terrorism. The FBI defines domestic terrorism as “violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.” Despite the involvement of a shooter who identified as a transgender individual, the police have not revealed any motive in the attack. The FBI spokesperson noted that local police are currently investigating the case and that the FBI is assisting them in their investigation.
Transgender radical group planning “Trans Day of Vengeance”
A transgender radical group, partially run by a former staffer for a Virginia Democrat lawmaker, is organizing a “Trans Day of Vengeance” event for Saturday, which they claim is to avenge a “trans genocide.” The event, which mentions Molotov cocktails on its website, is scheduled to occur at the Supreme Court, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh being a target of trans radicals. The FBI’s Washington Field Office has jurisdiction over the Supreme Court area, but they have not confirmed whether they are monitoring the event or studying radical trans activists as a source of domestic terrorism.
FBI denies targeting radical trans activists
Although the FBI is always alert to all threats, the FBI spokesperson has denied that the FBI is specifically monitoring radical trans activists as a source of potential domestic terrorism. The FBI also mentioned that being a member of a group is protected by the First Amendment and that the FBI will never open an investigation solely based on protected First Amendment activity. However, the FBI has been criticized in the past for targeting Christian and conservative individuals and groups as domestic terrorists.
FBI accused of bias in tracking domestic terrorism
The FBI has been accused of bias in tracking domestic terrorism by Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican. Jordan has stated that the FBI is not including some leftist terrorism and is contorting other incidents to count them as “right-wing.” Furthermore, the FBI has been criticized for targeting specific groups, such as “radical-traditionalist Catholics,” for monitoring their activities. The FBI rescinded the document that listed them after it was leaked to the media. Recently, a Department of Homeland Security-linked “fusion center” report stated that the majority of deadly domestic terrorist activity is caused by right-wing domestic violent extremists.