Cheney Accuses GOP Leaders of Enabling White Supremacy
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) appeared to blame Republican lawmakers for the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York, accusing GOP leaders of “[enabling] white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.”
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Cheney wrote on Twitter .
“History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. [GOP] leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”
As the New York Post noted, Cheney did not address specific lawmakers in her tweet, which she posted from her personal account, and not from her congressional account.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) both declined to comment on Cheney’s tweet, per the Post.