On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a domestic terrorism bill 222-203.
The bill was passed decisively along party lines after the racist incident in Buffalo that left ten people dead.
The attack was notably addressed by Associated Press Rep. Brad Schneider and Fox News star Tucker Carlson.
“We in Congress can’t stop the likes of Tucker Carlson from spewing hateful, dangerous replacement theory ideology across the airwaves,” Schneider said. “Congress hasn’t been able to ban the sale of assault weapons. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act is what Congress can do this week to try to prevent future Buffalo shootings.”
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 aims to “expand the availability of information on domestic terrorism” while also doing the same for the “relationship between domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The House passed a bill similar to this in 2020. However, that initiative fizzled out in the Senate.
Similarly, despite the increased attention on the bill due to coverage of the red flags leading up to the Buffalo attack, nothing is clear about the 2022 effort.
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden addressed the domestic terrorism legislation in Buffalo, stating that the country has a “serious” problem.