(Washington, DC-AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard officer and alleged white supremacist is being accused of planning to carry out a large scale domestic terror attack. FBI agents arrested Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson and seized a stockpile of weapons and ammunition from his Silver Spring, Maryland home on Friday. Prosecutors say he planned to attack Democratic politicians and journalists.
Hasson’s hit list included Democratic politicians including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, California Senator Kamala Hrris and former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke. The journalists mentioned included CNN’s Don Lemon, Van Jones and Chris Cuomo in addition to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Joe Scarborough and Chris Hayes. Prosecutors describe Hasson as someone who “intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.” Hasson is due in federal court today for a detention hearing.