Taking DHS Nominee ‘Hostage’ Criticized Amid Terror Threat (2)

Jan. 27, 2021, 8:37 PM; Updated: Jan. 27, 2021, 10:49 PM

Senate Republicans’ actions to thwart the confirmation of Homeland Security Department nominee Alejandro Mayorkas over immigration policy differences are “irresponsible and unconscionable” as the country faces threats from domestic extremists, former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff told reporters.

The DHS issued a national terrorism advisory bulletin Wednesday, warning of a heightened threat environment from ideologically motivated violent extremists, including those opposed to the presidential transition.

“Between a very significant, massive hack that compromised sensitive U.S. government online files, disastrous fires and rain storms and hurricanes, and domestic violence that was an insurrection, I would have thought there were a few other...

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