(FreedomBeacon)- Tulsi Gabbard, the former House of Representatives member from Hawaii, said recently that some Democratic leaders and big tech executives are “domestic enemies” of the United States.
She said she believes people like California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff and John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, are more dangerous than the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol building back on January 6.
On Tuesday morning, Gabbard, who was once a presidential candidate, posted a video to Twitter that denounced the violent Capitol protesters. However, she also warned that efforts to combat any insurgency by using monitoring activities and surveillance are actually a greater threat to the U.S.
In her video, she said:
“The mob who stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally-protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies — and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob that stormed the Capitol.”
Gabbard’s video then panned to a clip that showed Breanna telling MSNCB that the nominees and appointees of President Joe Biden “are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can” about activities he said were reminiscent of “insurgency movements” in other countries.
In 2019, Schiff introduced a bill that would make domestic terrorism a federal offense. He is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff’s bill also recognized the potential for abuse. It called for a report on issues regarding civil liberty that could arise from the new bill be made public within four years of the bill being passed and enacted.
A separate bill introduced that year by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois would establish offices in the Department of Justice, Homeland Security and FBI that would “analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity.”
Following the riot on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol building, many lawmakers have been once again considering a bill that would deal with domestic terrorism. Civil rights groups have pushed back against that talk, though. They say federal authorities have plenty of tools at their disposal already to stop criminals. They don’t need even more powers, they argue.
While all this is going on in Washington, social media companies are stunting the free speech of many conservatives online. Facebook and Twitter have been silencing these voices, either by applying labels, removing posts or suspending accounts altogether. Both companies suspended the accounts of former President Donald Trump.
Gabbard is one of those people who is arguing for no further action to give law enforcement more powers that would infringe upon people’s rights. She wrote on Twitter:
“President Biden, I call upon you & all of Congress from both parties to denounce efforts by Brennan & others to take away our civil liberties endowed to us by our Creator & guaranteed in our Constitution. If you don’t stand up to them now, then our country will be in great peril.”