Republicans Address White Supremacy Allegations
Several House Republicans have responded to Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) accusation that their leadership is bolstering white supremacy.
“Both sides have some fringe members, but the 99 percent are not racist. Let’s just be candid about that,” said Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE).
“Obviously, we got some fringe elements in our party that may stand there but it’s, you know, we ought to all be speaking out against it,” said Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI).
Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (R-N.J.) said: “I don’t think that there’s anybody in the Republican Party — I honestly believe there’s nobody that wants to enable, enhance or anyway support white supremacy.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is also facing accusations of pushing the white replacement theory, but even his critics within the GOP deny that he’s at fault for the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York.
“Like, I hate Tucker Carlson. I despise him. But he didn’t cause this, right?” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). “Doesn’t mean that his rhetoric caused it. This was caused by a legitimately crazy person.”