Democrats are calling for a crackdown on domestic terrorism, but Republicans say their colleagues want to pass legislation that endangers the privacy of all Americans.


Democrats’ proposed legislation is “nothing more than empowering the federal government to police thought and speech in the United States of America,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, says.


The House last week passed the bill, dubbed the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, days after a gunman in Buffalo, New York, shot and killed 10. The bill is now before the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Thursday.


Lora Reis, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Border Security and Immigration Center, says the legislation should be of concern to all Americans.


“I hope this bill fails this week because Americans, they don’t deserve this,” Reis says, adding that the bill “is just a tool to go after political opponents.”

Reis joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss what exactly is in the bill and the effects it would have on Americans if it clears the Senate.


Also on today’s show, we cover these stories:

  • A shooting at an elementary school in Texas leaves 14 children and one teacher dead.
  • An illegal immigrant and suspected terrorist is allowed to wander the country for over two weeks.
  • The insurance company State Farm quickly reverses course on a plan to donate books on transgenderism and gender identity to school children.


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