Holder: ‘Homegrown violent extremists … keep me up at night’

Holder: ‘Homegrown violent extremists … keep me up at night’

Attorney General Eric Holder has a “lot of sleepless nights,” reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of “homegrown violent extremists.”

Asked the ABC News reporter, “Is that threat,” like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, “any less serious?”

“These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well,” said Holder. “Trying to monitor them, trying to anticipate what it is they are going to do. And the experience that we had in Boston is instructive. It only takes only one or two people to really do something horrific.”

The ABC anchor says the reporter and Holder talked about “homegrown terrorists who are motivated more by domestic concerns.” .

“Yes,” the reporter says citing a couple recent examples. “He said that is coming back, as well. There may be a resurgence. He said there are a lot of sleepless nights these days.”

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