AUSTIN BOMBER: Rep. McCaul suggests creating domestic terrorism charge

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Intellihub editor’s note: It looks as if the Austin bomber has prompted officials to call for a ‘domestic terrorism’ charge to be implemented for future cases.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Saturday that the Austin bombings case might cause officials and lawmakers to consider creating a criminal charge for domestic terrorism.

International terrorism is defined under federal statute along with related criminal charges. No charge exists for domestic terrorism.

“We simply have a definition that the FBI can open up the case under domestic terrorism,” McCaul said. “That is something we’ll be looking at … whether domestic terrorism could be turned into a charge rather than just a definition.”

Via Statesman