Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) said that it’s unfair to criticize Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) hearings on Muslim radicalization for having a “singular focus,” because the hearings are “looking at a specific problem and we’re trying to deal with it” — just like similar panels, he said, that dealt with neo-Nazis, the KKK, and militia groups.
“I have been on panels that have investigated the continuing presence of Nazi war criminals in the United States,” Lungren said, “and whether or not we should continue to investigate and prosecute them. I have served on panels that dealt with the war time relocation of Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals, that was limited to that.”
“I’ve been there where we’ve examined the Ku Klux Klan,” he continued, “but we didn’t go beyond that at that time. And when I was Attorney General, we did investigate skinhead groups and militias. And we were not criticized, or if we were, I didn’t think it was reasonable criticism to say we didn’t look at other gangs at that time.”