Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 30, 2018 / 7:12 PM GMT By Dartunorro Clark Rep. Steve Stivers, chairman of the House GOP campaign arm, excoriated Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on Tuesday for espousing white supremacist viewpoints online and in public remarks. "Congressman Steve King's recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior," Stivers, of Ohio, said in a tweet. King is an anti-immigration hardliner who has in several instances railed against diversity in America, saying it is "not a strength," and asking, "What does it bring that we don't have that is worth the price?" Republicans on Capitol Hill have faced criticism for leaving King's behavior unchecked. Stivers, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, is the most … [Read more...] about GOP campaign head blasts Republican Steve King: ‘We must stand up against white supremacy’
Ask Brandon Burkhart whether his intense opposition to transforming the Alamo site is rooted in white supremacy, and he will strongly deny it. “Race has nothing to do with what we do,” said Burkhart, president of This is Texas Freedom Force. “We are here for the preservation of Texas history and the preservation of Texas rights.” There are signs that suggest otherwise, some more explicit than others. In August, for instance, a member of TITFF spoke to City Council about the group’s main point of contention: moving the concrete and marble Cenotaph outside of the Alamo footprint. The “real point” of moving the monument honoring those who died in the 1836 battle, Krystal Ross told council, is “to water down Anglo Saxon history,” according to minutes of the meeting. Other signs are just that: hand signs, albeit obscure ones. READ ALSO: Signs of possible changes to Alamo Plaza: wait times, security measures Last year, Burkhart and … [Read more...] about Opposition to Alamo plan has whiff of white supremacy
First daughter Ivanka Trump took to Twitter Saturday night and spoke out against white nationalist rallies.“One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence,” she wrote.“While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country,” Ivanka Trump continued.3:3 Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 12, 2018And in another tweet, she stated: “Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump condemns ‘white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism’
On the anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville rally, senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump reaffirmed white supremacy and neo-nazism have no place in the United States. The first daughter wrote in a series of tweets Saturday evening:One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence. While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country. Trump encouraged Americans to come together, instead of falling victim to racial division. “Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!” Earlier, President Trump acknowledged the anniversary of the Charlottesville rally by calling on all Americans to come … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump Condemns White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism on Charlottesville Anniversary
POLITICS 08/11/2018 02:37 pm ET Updated 11 minutes ago In the year since the "Unite the Right" rally, the city has grappled with the fact that the problem wasn’t outsiders. By Andy Campbell CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― On Aug. 12 of last year, after the murder of Heather Heyer, word went around the city that an evening vigil would be held in McGuffey Park, which throughout the day had served as a staging area for counterprotesters. As the “Unite the Right” rally unfolded nearby and then dispersed through the city, McGuffey Park “felt like a resistance camp at the end of the world,” in the words of two University of Virginia law school students. Local clergy and volunteers assisted the counterprotesters of various stripes as they grouped and regrouped in the morning and into the afternoon. And in the hours after Heyer was killed by a neo-Nazi driving a car into counterprotesters, it was a place of respite. Around 5:30 that afternoon, … [Read more...] about Charlottesville Anniversary: White Supremacy Didn’t Invade. It Was Always Here.