Pete Buttigieg calls on every politician and media figure to condemn white supremacy and the replacement theory
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has called on every politician and media figure to condemn the supremacy motif and the replacement theory after the Buffalo mass shooting.
MARGARET BRENNAN: As a representative of the administration, I want to ask you a little about this reaction to the events in Buffalo. You were once mayor. Do you think there should be a federal law criminalizing domestic terrorism? The president used that phrase, but it’s not really in the books.
SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG: I leave the floor to the President on the legal perspective on the definition of terrorism. But whether it is called that legally or not, this was terrorism, this was hate, and this would be a good day for every politician in this country of left, right and center, every media figure in this country, left, of right and center to come and unequivocally condemn white nationalism, the so-called replacement theory and any other hateful ideology that could have contributed to something like this before it happens again.
Pete Buttigieg makes sure Republicans can’t get away with thoughts and prayers
The shooting in Buffalo provoked a different reaction than that the right managed to get away with after equally horrific events.
The shooter made it clear that his motivation was based on right-wing discussion topics such as white supremacy and substitution theory.
Tucker Carlson throws up the exact rhetoric that was in the Buffalo Killer Manifesto, and it’s time the Republicans weren’t given a lift on their empty thoughts and prayers.
Buttigieg focused on the Republicans. He called on politicians and media figures to condemn this rhetoric, but it did he really meant the Republicans.
The Buffalo shooting is another direct link between the right and mass shootings, and this connection can no longer be ignored.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in political science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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