The governmental project of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has actually reacted to reports that the shooter who devoted a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, supported Sanders by denying any duty– but suggesting that President Donald Trump bears responsibility for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the day before.
Breitbart News reported Sunday night that a Twitter account connected to the Dayton, Ohio, shooter had actually been removed, and consisted of assistance for socialism and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). TheDayton Daily Newsreported Monday evening that the shooter had left-leaning political viewpoints and supported gun control. CNN reported Monday evening that the Twitter account had supported Sanders and it had actually revealed “severe” left-wing views.
In a declaration released Tuesday night, veteran Sanders campaign aide Jeff Weaver said:
Anyone who thinks that political change should originate from the barrel of a gun is anathema to what Bernie has promoted for years– non-violent mass political action. Senator Sanders and our entire campaign are repulsed by the despicable massacres we have actually experienced. We asked Donald Trump to condemn white nationalism and anti immigrant [sic] demonization. We are not holding our breath.
NEW: The @BernieSanders project has actually responded to questions surrounding the political leanings of the shooter in the Dayton, OH massacre. In social media posts the shooter indicated a level of support for Sanders & Warren.
FULL Declaration from Senior Citizen Adviser Jeff Weaver: pic.twitter.com/2ywEBXhgfA
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) August 7, 2019
President Trump’s statement on Monday from the White Home in fact consisted of an explicit denunciation of white supremacy:” In one voice, our nation should condemn bigotry, bigotry, and white supremacy. These ominous ideologies need to be defeated. Dislike has no location in America.”
In August 2017, after the Charlottesville riots, President Trump made a similar statement: “Bigotry is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are crooks and criminals, consisting of the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to whatever we hold dear as Americans.”
He has actually been important of illegal aliens, but not immigrants in basic.
There is no evidence to suggest that Trump influenced the El Paso shooter in any way. In a manifesto published online that is widely attributed to the shooter, he stated: “My ideology has actually not altered for numerous years. My viewpoints … predate Trump and his campaign for president.”
Weaver nevertheless implies Trump is in some way accountable.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Law from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is likewise the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Information of a Revolution, which is readily available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.