Flagging Trump Rhetoric, Warren Swipes at White-Nationalist Crime
(CN) – Citing the FBI’s count of more than 7,000 U.S. hate crimes last year, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released a plan Tuesday to combat white nationalist violence.
“We have all experienced the consequences of our president’s moral deficiencies,” Warren said in an online policy announcement. “Hate crimes spiked after Trump’s election, and last year violent personal attacks reached a 16-year high. And while many of these crimes have racial motivations, the white nationalist ideology also targets people of different beliefs, sexual orientations, and ability — anyone who doesn’t meet their warped definition of belonging.”
Warren said the U.S. has the structure and statutes to prosecute hate crimes but lacks the will. She promised to change that.