Nadler at Hearing on ‘Rise of White Nationalism Under Trump’ Cites Obama Era Hate Crimes

Breitbart | 4/9/2019 | Staff
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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) used a report in his opening remarks on Tuesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the Donald Trump era that highlighted crimes that took place from 2008 to 2016 — when Barack Obama was president.

“Today, the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing that I wish we did not have to conduct, but which is sadly necessary, to examine an urgent crisis in our country,” Nadler, chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks. “We will consider issues relating to hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism.”

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“Hate incidents target victims based on their actual or perceived race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or other immutable characteristics,” Nadler said. “Some of these incidents may be crimes, and some are not, but all of them harm not only individuals but also our communities and, ultimately, our entire nation. Unfortunately, various statistics confirm what most of us have observed—that hate incidents are increasing in the United States.”

Then Nadler cited a report from the leftwing Center of Investigative Reporting of hate crimes that took place while Barack Obama was President of the United States. Nadler said:

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The Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed incidents of domestic terrorism occurring from January 2008 to December 2016. It found that there were nearly twice as many attacks perpetrated, or attempted, by right-wing extremists (115) compared to those identified as Islamist domestic terrorism (63). The report also concluded that right-wing extremist attacks were more...
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