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House progressives caution against expanding security state after Capitol riots
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/progressives-new-security-measures-capitol-riot

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Progressive members of Congress are urging their colleagues to exercise restraint in responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

"We already have laws on the books," tweeted Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Thursday. "Sorry, but you are just gonna have to learn to apply them equally.

She retweeted a letter from civil rights groups opposing "any new domestic terrorism charge, the creation of a list of a list of desingated domestic terrorist organizations, or other expansions of terrorism-related authorities."

Omar was one of the signatories to a Tuesday letter imploring congressional leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., not to expand U.S. national security powers.

Interesting they would be against expanding security laws.
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