Legal scholar Jonathan Turley ripped FBI Director Christopher Wray for labeling the January 6th riot “domestic terrorism.”
This took place during a hearing titled “Examining the ‘Metastasizing Domestic Terrorism Threat After the Buffalo Attack.”
“I believe that Director Wray’s characterization of the riot as domestic terrorism is overbroad and unsustainable,” Turley said.
Per DailyCaller, Wray called the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol, where some participants broke through police barriers and destroyed federal property, an act of “domestic terrorism.”
Per the report “None of the protestors committed acts meeting the legal definition of terrorism, Turley claimed. The Department of Justice handed charges of seditious conspiracy and other offenses to key Proud Boys leaders on Monday related to their role in allegedly encouraging the protest that became a riot at the Capitol.”
“It does not belittle the horrible actions on that day to call them criminal rather than terroristic acts,” said Turley. “As legally defined, I do not believe that the riot was an act of domestic terrorism and believe that such a sweeping characterization could be used against a host of groups across the political spectrum.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 7, 2022