Impeached Mayorkas deflects to ‘domestic’ extremism when asked about Middle East threats

Freshly impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas deflected to fears of “domestic violent extremism” Wednesday when asked if the nation is threatened by overseas violence as Iran and Israel engage in open conflict.

“Is there an increased risk in America of some sort of an attack tied to sympathies in the Middle East?” CBS Mornings co-host Tony Dokoupil asked Mayorkas.

“We have seen an increase in antisemitism,” Mayorkas replied. “We have seen an increase in Islamophobia following the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks.”

There is “no question” sentiments including antisemitism and Islamophobia have placed the security of the United States in a precarious position, according to Mayorkas.

“As Director Wray of the FBI and I have expressed publicly, we are in a heightened-threat environment,” he said. “What we worry about is an increase in what we call domestic
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