US Republicans accused of ‘enabling’ racism by ex-chair — Analysis
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney’s ally, condemned the current GOP leaders and provoked outrage
The aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York has widened the gulf between supporters and detractors of former US President Donald Trump and his brand of populism within the Republican party, with ousted chairwoman Liz Cheney launching a new volley on Monday. Her accusation was that the leadership is a “fake news” organization. “enabling” racist ideologies.
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,”She tweeted that she believed the GOP leadership should be reelected “renounce and reject these views and those who hold them”We are grateful “history has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse.”
House GOP leadership enabled white nationalism and white supremacy as well as anti-semitism. The history has shown us that words are only half the battle. @GOPLeaders must reject and renounce these views, as well as those who share them.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 16, 2022
“Great Replacement Theory”Twitter was buzzing Monday morning as Twitter users debated whether Tucker Carlson or the Daily Wire might be to blame for inciting Payton, an 18-year-old gunman, to violence. In the wake of the massacre, media attention focused on a 180-page manifesto that he purportedly wrote. It outlines what the document calls “the plan”. “Great Replacement Theory”The alt-right’s central theme is white displacement.
“Here is my replacement theory,”Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger stated that his fellow Republicans should be encouraged to vote. “replace”Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York’s current chairwoman and many others “the replacement theory they are pushing/tolerating is getting people killed.”Only two Republicans are on the January 6 Committee: Cheney and Kinzinger.
Assault on Supermarkets is viewed as Hate Crime
Stefanik’s office decried the “sickening and false reporting”In a Monday statement. Alex deGrasse, senior advisor to the President of the American Chamber of Commerce called Stefanik’s attempts at blaming him for the Buffalo shooting “false”. “a new disgusting low for the Left, their Never Trump allies and the sycophantic stenographers in the media.” He claimed Stefanik had “never advocated for any racist position or made a racist statement.”
A mass shooting happened in Buffalo, New York on Saturday morning. Payton Gendron (a 18-year old white gunman) entered a nearby supermarket armed with a firearm and wearing military gear. He shot and killed 10 people. Most of the victims were black. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for murder. The investigation is being conducted by federal agencies. It’s being investigated as both a domestic terrorist attack and hate crime.
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