“After the carnage in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, we are finally talking more about the increasing threat of domestic terrorism, which has killed more people in America since 9/11 than the foreign terrorism of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. With the body count growing at an alarming rate, it is time to turn from talk to action and confront this threat before it claims more American lives.
“As former homeland security and counterterrorism advisers in Democratic and Republican administrations, we saw the operational, organizational and legal changes that are needed to meet terrorist threats. In this era of polarized politics, where too often the political extremes dictate action — or more often, inaction — we need something even more important from our leaders. We need them to do their duty…”