“Limiting this committee’s oversight of radicalization to one religion ignores threats posed by violent extremists of all stripes, and there are other threats to be concerned about,” said Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Mississippi Democrat and ranking member.
Laura Richardson, California Democrat, said the committee was unjustly singling out Muslims in its investigation of radicalization.
Mr. King said an earlier hearing triggered “mindless hysteria” by opponents of the hearing.
“Countering Islamic radicalization should not be a partisan issue,” he said. “I would urge my Democratic colleagues to rise above partisan talking points.”