A federal bulletin says Capitol riot could inspire further violence as far right seethes over Trump’s loss.
The United States could face a heightened threat of domestic extremist violence for weeks from people angry at Donald Trump’s election defeat and inspired by the deadly storming of the US Capitol, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned on Wednesday.
“Long-standing racial and ethnic tension – including opposition to immigration – has driven DVE [Domestic Violent Extremist] attacks, including a 2019 shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 23 people”, DHS said in its assessment, referencing a mass shooting by a far-right extremist at a Walmart in a majority-Latino neighbourhood.
The advisory comes as Washington remains on high alert after Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol on January 6 as Congress was formally certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory. Five died in the violence.
DHS, which is responsible for public safety, also mentioned the…
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