Chairman Raskin to Hold Hearing on the Threat to Democracy Posed ​​​​​​​by Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups

Dec 12, 2022
Press Release
Seventh and Final Hearing in Subcommittee Series on Confronting Violent White Supremacy


Washington D.C. (Dec. 12, 2022)—On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing to examine the ongoing threat to American democracy posed by white supremacist ideologies, and how the federal government can confront domestic terrorist threats. 

 

White supremacist ideology undergirds the core tenets of other forms of extremism that have become more prominent in recent years, including conspiracy theories like QAnon, the anti-LGBTQI+ movement, and the election denial and anti-government rhetoric that contributed to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  The FBI and DHS have recognized white supremacy as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the United States. 

 

This is the final hearing in the Subcommittee’s “Confronting Violent White Supremacy” series, which highlighted the sprawling nature of the domestic terrorism threat and detailed the consequences of inaction by contextualizing the proliferation of white nationalism and political violence.

 

WHAT:  

 

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing entitled “Confronting White Supremacy (Part VII):  The Evolution of Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups and the Ongoing Threat to Democracy”

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET
 

WHO:    

 

Alejandra Caraballo

Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic

Harvard Law School

 

Mary McCord

Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection

Georgetown University Law Center

 

Oren Segal

Vice President of the Center on Extremism

Anti-Defamation League

 

Amanda Tyler

Executive Director

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

 

Eric Ward

Senior Advisor

Western States Center

 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

 

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117th Congress