US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms
June 8, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
The U.S. was in a "heightened threat environment" already, and these factors may worsen the situation, DHS said in the latest National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin.
"In the coming months, we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence again...