Senator Cory Booker just announced that as president, he would be creating a White House office dealing with white supremacy and hate crimes.
The New Jersey Democrat and presidential candidate joined other 2020 contenders in pandering to the left, proposing plans to combat gun violence and white supremacy in the weeks following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas which killed 22 people.
Right-wing extremists have been behind the majority of terrorist attacks in this country since 9/11—and most of them were white supremacists.
These acts of hatred do not happen in a vacuum. We need to act to prevent more violence.
Read my plan: https://t.co/6gYdzn7sKm pic.twitter.com/jPYAbapq2Z
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 15, 2019
Booker called the rise of hate crimes in the nation an “issue of national security” and addressed the “lurking” problem of white supremacy in a speech last week at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black worshipers were killed by a gunman in 2015.
“To say this, is to speak the truth plainly — because without the truth there can be no reconciliation,” the former Newark mayor said.
Booker announced his plan this week which will create “a White House Office on Hate Crimes and White Supremacist Violence to bring together federal agencies and community organizations to improve upon and coordinate the federal response and ensure that dedicated resources are addressing hate crimes and to helping victims and impacted communities.”
2 years ago, our nation watched in horror at the acts of violence & racism in Charlottesville. Last week, 22 people were murdered in another act of white supremacist violence targeting Latinx people in El Paso. We all must speak out against this growing threat of white supremacy.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 12, 2019
His plan, which some criticized as being blatantly racist in itself, would be to get the FBI and the Justice Department to devote the same resources allotted to international terrorism to combat white supremacy violence. His website also noted the “training for officers on how to identify, investigate, and report crimes, as required in the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act.”
Booker proposed he would direct the “FBI to reinstate the specific white supremacist designation and end the misleading ‘racially motivated violent extremism’ category” and pass “Cory’s Justice for Victims of Lynching Act,” making lynching a federal crime.
He took typical shots at President Trump and his administration while discussing his plan on CNN.
The rise of hate crimes is “a major threat to national security,” says presidential candidate Cory Booker on his plan to address hate crimes and white supremacy in America after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas https://t.co/tKRX1xRqUp pic.twitter.com/sqcICokkMX
— CNN (@CNN) August 16, 2019
The 2020 contender repeatedly addressed the threats of white supremacy but seemed at a loss to even mention violence perpetrated by left-wing, militant anti-fascist groups like those in Portland, Oregon where conservative journalist Andy Ngo was brutally attacked while covering a rally in June.
Booker’s unveiled plan – if elected – would also create an external advisory group and invest in grants for victims of hate crimes while directing the DOJ on “sensitive locations” allowing immigrants to get resources “without fear of arrest, detainment, or deportation.”
Booker, who has also proposed an anti-gun violence plan that would establish a national licensing program for gun owners, plans to deal with the issues of white supremacy and hate crimes by addressing online threats and recruitment methods.
The “elitist” Democrat and his plan were slammed on Twitter for hypocrisy and obvious pandering.
The Left’s False Narrative of rampant White racism/White Supremacy does incalculable damage to race relations in USA, yet Lowlifes like Booker keep peddling it anyway. Why?
Because that, and ‘Free Stuff’ is all they have to try to dupe folks into voting for them.
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) August 16, 2019
I’m so sick of the Left ‘elitists’ who are the Real Racists!
They demonize all white people but 99.9% of ‘white’ Americans are not racist at all!
Most Americans are mixed races so who do the Left racists consider ‘white’?!?
— Hillbilly?Heaven⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@WvTrump) August 16, 2019
How about an office of inclusion and diversity? And Dems have the nerve to call Republicans racists? Do they have any self-awareness at all?
— P.T. (@N975B) August 16, 2019
He needn’t worry about that. He is not going to be President.
— ✞?♥️TrumpGirlOnFire (@TrumpGirlOnFire) August 17, 2019
What about Antifa?
— Joseph B. Cioe, Jr. (@JosephBCioeJr) August 16, 2019
If you voted for Trump you will be labeled a domestic threat. They consider you a White Nationalist, which they also consider a White Supremacist which they consider to be a terrorist. This is what Hitler did with the Jewish people. Started with boycotting, then arresting.
— Mr. Brightside (@MrBrightsides1) August 16, 2019
Sounds like a racist remark to me.
— Concerned Citizen (@CiaoAll) August 16, 2019
Is Spartacus going to combat the Black Lives Matter group, NAACP hate group and the CBC… Booker is a race whore and with his poll numbers he’ll never get close to sitting in the Oval Office.
— Ron Graham (@rongraham574) August 16, 2019
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