Liz Cheney Says GOP Leadership Has Enabled “White Nationalism” & “White Supremacy”
Written by Caleb Nelson on May 16, 2022
The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. 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.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 16, 2022
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming says GOP leaders have enabled “white supremacy” following a shooting in Buffalo, NY that killed 10 people in a supermarket on Saturday.
“History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse,” Cheney tweets.
“GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them,” Cheney adds.
The shooter, eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron, is accused of committing a racially motivated massacre at the Tops Friendly Market. Authorities said on Saturday they were investigating the attack as a hate crime.
Federal authorities are trying to confirm the authenticity of a 180-page manifesto (which has since been taken down by Google), allegedly written by Gendron, that said the attack was meant to terrorize non-white and non-Christian people.
Gendron’s manifesto embraces the racist “Great Replacement” theory, which argues that through immigration and demographics, the influence of the white citizenry is being diminished.
Liz Cheney’s successor as GOP Chair, Rep. Elise Stefanik, is entangled in the “replacement” rhetoric controversy because of several campaign advertisements claiming that “radical Democrats” are planning “a permanent insurrection” by granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Cheney has also been a vocal critic of what she sees as Biden’s failure to enforce “our immigration laws.”