Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is blaming leaders in her own party for enabling hate in the U. S., after a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., where the suspect is believed to be a white nationalist.
Two days after Payton Gendron allegedly went on a shooting spree at a grocery store, killing 10 people and injuring three – most of whom were Black – Cheney took to Twitter to point a finger at her fellow Republicans.
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse,” Cheney posted. “@GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”
Cheney did not specify exactly who she meant or what she meant by this, and her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N. Y., was described Sunday by the Washington Post as “echoing the racist ‘great replacement’ theory” that… (Read more)