WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting Tuesday morning to “examine the ‘metastasizing’ domestic terrorism threat after the Buffalo attack.”

On May 14, ten people were killed in a Buffalo supermarket when a gunman walked in and began shooting. An 18-year-old man was charged by a grand jury on June 1 with domestic terrorism motivated by hate along with ten counts of first-degree murder.

The hearing is being led by Sen. Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the committee, and features five witnesses:

  • Robert A. Pape, PhD – Professor of Political Science and Director of The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, University of Chicago
  • Michael German – Fellow, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center For Justice, Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Garnell Whitfield, Jr. – Resident, Buffalo, NY
  • Justin E. Herdman – Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
  • Professor Jonathan Turley – Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School

View the opening remarks and some of the first questions asked in the video above.