WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., released the following statement on the thwarted homegrown terror attack in New York City:
"I commend the New York Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New York State Police for thwarting what could have been a devastating homegrown terror attack on hundreds of innocent people. This success could serve as a model for counterterrorism cooperation between local, federal, and state officials across the country.
“This alleged plot shows that — even though we have not been attacked domestically since 9/11 — we must remain vigilant concerning the potential radicalization and recruitment of individuals in the United States for terrorist activity. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will continue its three-year, bipartisan investigation of this issue in order to monitor the nature of this threat and to assess government efforts to prevent and combat it.”