Committee on Homeland Security

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, inquiring about and expressing concern over the recently released report from the Department on rightwing extremism entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

Read a copy of Thompson’s letter.

On a related note, Napolitano will meet today with David Rehbein, commander of the American Legion, to discuss the report’s assertion that disgruntled veterans returning from the Middle East are likely recruting targets for righwing extremists, which caused a bit of an uproar among veterans who felt that the assertion negatively portrayed men and women who have served in combat.