Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the chorus of voices accusing the right of promoting the same ideology as the shooters in Buffalo, Christchurch, El Paso and other attacks fueled by the racist beliefs of the “White Replacement Theory.” were motivated.
Speaking in the U.S. Senate on Monday, Mr. Schumer angered Conservatives for what he said were spreading “echoes” of the same frenzy championed by the weekend mass shooting suspect in Buffalo in a lengthy manifesto that earlier the attack was published online.
“Unfortunately, it seems harder and harder to ignore with each passing year that the echoes of replacement theory and other racially motivated views are increasingly coming to the fore and being legitimized by some MAGA Republicans and cable news pundits,” the Democrat said.
“Every time they falsely claim that millions of undocumented people are voting in our election, every time loud, bigoted voices lament the disintegration of an imagined classic America, the subtext is clear,” Schumer added, reiterating his Position.
He went on to refer to an investigation published by The New York Times published earlier this year, which found that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had expressed views consistent with or similar to the “surrogate theory” on at least 400 episodes of his show.
Mr Carlson and other Conservative figures have borne the brunt of the backlash from the left, as well as from experts on racial extremism, following the Buffalo shooting, where an 18-year-old is accused of killing 10 people after allegedly giving his testimony of intent in one Manifest to kill as many black people as possible. The manifesto, verified by some news outlets, also contains numerous references to the racist “White Replacement Theory”.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the 3rd House Republican, is also among the targets of this criticism given the previous rhetoric of her campaign, which accused the Democrats of bringing in millions of illegal immigrants, granting them amnesty and leading them to “overthrow” the “current electorate” wanting to use “.
“Radical Democrats are planning their most aggressive move yet: a PERMANENT ELECTION RUN,” read an ad from their campaign. “Your plan to grant amnesty to 11 MILLION illegal immigrants will overthrow our current electorate and create a lasting liberal majority in Washington.”
She tried to defend herself against the criticism in a statement Monday, accusing reporters of spreading “dangerous” slanders about her.
Fox News also drew attention to comments Mr Carlson made on his show, in which he dismissed political violence when questioned about their primetime host’s frequent dissemination of rhetoric that resembles or explicitly agrees with the “surrogate theory”.
Experts disagree on how to deal with such rhetoric in public space. After the Buffalo shooting, the Anti-Defamation League called for legislation to punish those who promote such views, while others called for public challenges to racial beliefs.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/maga-republicans-buffalo-shooting-schumer-b2080393.html Schumer accuses “MAGA Republicans and cable news pundits” of “echoing” the Buffalo shooter’s ideology