New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday accused President Trump of being “complicit” in white supremacist violence.
“For him to fail even to condemn Nazis or even to talk about white supremacy as a problem in this country, to me, that is being complicit in the violence that is happening, and I find that unacceptable and repugnant,” Booker said during a CNN town hall in Orangeburg, S.C.
“I will be a president that faces the threats to this country, including violence coming from right-wing extremist groups.”
Booker also criticized the Department of Homeland Security’s 2017 decision to cut grant money from some organizations that counter violent extremism.
“To cut funding to investigate these domestic terrorist groups, these white supremacist groups, is making us less safe,” he said.