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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security.
During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views.
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"I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said.
"Racism is a national security threat. Before, we would say, 'you have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That segregation was right.' We live in an era where that can no longer be allowed," she continued.
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Her remarks came after 22 people were killed in an El Paso Walmart last week...
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