(Washington, D.C.) – Today at a press conference in the US Capitol, U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC), along with Representatives Bud Cramer (D-AL), Kay Granger (R-TX), and Ben Chandler (D-KY) formally announced they have formed a new bipartisan Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. Myrick, Cramer, Granger, and Chandler are the co-chairs of the new caucus.
The bipartisan caucus currently has 67 Members that attend meetings where experts give presentations regarding terrorism and jihadist ideology. Feedback from members of this caucus has been positive and the membership continues to grow.
“Terrorists don’t target Democrats or Republicans. They target Americans, and this is why we must face this issue as Americans,” said caucus founder Rep. Myrick. “Members of Congress and the American public must know the threats we face from radical jihadist terrorists. This caucus will give Congress the tools and resources it needs to communicate those threats to the public, as well as help them make more informed decisions when it comes to terrorist issues.”
The new caucus has already had a meeting where 19 lawmakers came to hear a presentation on Al Qaeda and their goals. There are several more meetings planned in the near future to continue to educate Members on terrorist issues such as terrorist financing and terrorist use of the internet.
“This caucus is long overdue, and I’m glad we are doing this. Americans have desired to know what is really going on and what it means to them. My hope is that this caucus will be able to spur on an educated national dialogue on this issue so that we can unite as Americans did during World War II.,” said Myrick.
Source: U.S. Congress
H/T: Family Security Matters