Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenO’Rourke faces stress from left on ‘Medicare for all’ O’Rourke says he will not use ‘f-word’ on marketing campaign path O’Rourke not planning, however not ruling out huge fundraisers MORE (D-Mass.) pledged Monday to fight white supremacy if elected president, saying that white supremacists “pose a menace to america like every other terrorist group.”
An viewers member at a CNN city corridor in Mississippi famous that hate crimes have elevated throughout President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to maintain 1K troops in Syria Kansas Division of Transportation calls Trump ‘delusional communist’ on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless vehicles: report MORE‘s time in workplace “and white supremacists have turn out to be extra emboldened.” The viewers member then requested Warren what she deliberate to do “to unite the nation.”
Warren, who’s searching for the Democratic nomination for president, responded that it “begins with the truth that we’ve obtained to acknowledge the menace posed by white nationalism.”
“White supremacists trigger a menace to america like every other terrorist group, like ISIS, like al Qaeda and management begins on the prime. And which means you’ve obtained to name it out,” she mentioned.
Elizabeth Warren: “White supremacists pose a menace to america similar to every other terrorist group — like ISIS, like al Qaeda. And management begins on the prime and which means you’ve obtained to name it out.” #WarrenTownHall https://t.co/BtPhvujnVL pic.twitter.com/fF2Om6kh1g
— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2019
Warren additionally mentioned she would use the Division of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute white supremacists once they break the legislation.
“As president of america, you’ve obtained to make use of the instruments out there to you. And which means get the Justice Division, once they break the legislation, to go after them with full prosecution,” she mentioned.
Warren’s remarks come as Trump has confronted criticism for his response to acts motivated by white nationalism and white supremacism.
After an assault final week at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 useless, Trump mentioned he did not suppose white nationalism was a rising world menace.
“I believe it’s a small group of those who have very, very critical issues. It’s actually a horrible factor,” the president mentioned.